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Gulliver's Travels Audiobook by Jonathan Swift
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Gulliver's Travels Audiobook by Jonathan Swift

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Gulliver's Travels Author: Jonathan Swift Narrator: Hugh Laurie Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 05-03-12 Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 26 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Penguin Classics presents Jonathan Swift's inventive classic, Gulliver's Travels, adapted for listening and now available as a digital audiobook as part of the Penguin English Library series. This abridged version is read by Hugh Laurie, star of the hit TV series House. "Fifteen hundred of the Emperor's largest horses, each about four inches and an half high, were employed to draw me towards the Metropolis, which, as I said, was half a Mile distant." A savage and hilarious satire, Gulliver's Travels sees Lemuel Gulliver shipwrecked and adrift, subject to bizarre and unnerving encounters with - among others - quarrelling Lilliputians, philosophising horses, and the brutish Yahoo tribe that change his view of humanity - and himself - forever. Swift's classic of 1726 portrays mankind in a distorted hall of mirrors as a diminished, magnified, and finally, bestial species, presenting us with a comical yet uncompromising reflection of ourselves. The Penguin English Library contains 100 editions of the best fiction in English, from the eighteenth century and the very first novels to the beginning of the First World War. Part of a collection of vintage recordings taken from the Penguin Archives, the Penguin English Library series offers affordable, collectable, quality productions that are perfect for on-the-go listening. Members Reviews: A characteristically British reading of a classic Who other than Hugh Laurie should read a British audiobook version of Swift's classic novel? Perhaps his partner-in-comedy Stephen Fry (as the archetypal British storyteller), but Hugh Laurie is perfect for this role. He brings the voice of knowledge and wisdom, curiosity and sense of curiosity that the role of the narrator requires. This audiobook is a pleasure to listen to, and will suit multiple listenings with increased enjoyment. A classic well read I loved it. Swift's sarcastic indictment of the failings of humanity by a less than lucid traveler can't be topped. well cast narrator Great reading by Laurie. But the script is excessively edited, differs from original slightly. It tends to cut out a lot of the specifics and elaborations out as well as the more 'controversial' material. performed well loved the performance although the story overall is rather an odd one. i enjoyed the book, and it was reccomended to me so i gave it a go. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart Audiobook by Mikhail Bulgakov
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Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart Audiobook by Mikhail Bulgakov

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart Author: Mikhail Bulgakov Narrator: Roy McMillan Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 02-01-11 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 478 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: When a respected surgeon decides to transplant human body parts into a stray dog, he creates a monster - drunken, profligate, aggressive and selfish. It seems the worst aspects of the donor have been transplanted as well. As his previously well-regulated home descends into riotous chaos, the doctor realises he will have to try to reverse the operation; but the dog isn't so keen.... Wild, uproarious and deliriously comic, Bulgakov's short novel is at once a comment on the problems of 1920s Russia and a lasting satire on human nature. Members Reviews: A fine piece of art! A fine piece of art - delivers a serious (satirical) message about the state of the Russian Revolution circa 1925 as well as being an excellent, entertaining free-standing story. Would suggest reading a history of the novel prior to reading to help put it in context - without knowing the date of publication, subsequent manuscript seizure by the Soviet secret police, and prevention of publication until 1968, the novel may seem less meaningful. As well as being a wonderful satire of the Russian Revolution, this story is also another take on the Prometheus mythology, and can be seen to be related to the Faustus story. Performance is wonderful - just to hear his rendition of the dog howl is worth the price of admission. Well worth the read. Mike Bulgakov is remarkable In the course of listening to both Master and Margarita and then A Dog's Heart, I have completely and utterly fallen in love with Bulkagov. A critic of Soviet society and a masterful story-teller, he is a joy to behold even as he conveys a society so utterly devoid of life and so bereft of misery. Do yourself a favor and give this a listen and The Master and Margarita, both available via Audible. They are a wondrous, ponderous, hilarious, and even heart-breaking things to behold. Fun and interesting This is a very clever and insightful story that is really about the hypocrisy of life in the early Soviet Union, and the inability of man to create a communist utopia. The surface story is about a cultured surgeon who transplants the pituitary gland of a good-for-nothing human who dies (presumably of alchoholism) into a mongrel dog. The dog starts to take on human characteristics--but not those the doctor expects. (This echos another book I just read which involves early Soviet fascination with hair-brained scientific/medical research into things like eternal life.) The book is very funny, and the narrator is pitch perfect for all of the voices, especially the dog. Great Translation of the great Bulgakov What was one of the most memorable moments of Bulgakov: A Dog's Heart? My memorable moment in "A Dog' Heart" was that Bulgakov characterises the dying aristocratic epoch with its manners and traditions. Juxtaposed with the new brutal regime (well he did see bolshevism establish itself with the Civil War), i liked the when the protagonist Preobrazhenskiy says "you can't force people to do something [with violence], you can only suggest..."Another was his depiction of people as if he knew them heart and soul. A simple description of a young woman (that the dog follows down the street), ends in a description of her life, dreams and passions.... I liked the storytelling, stopping and zooming in on an aspect of a place or person, then zooming back out to continue the narrative.

The Swiss Family Robinson Audiobook by Johann David Wyss
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The Swiss Family Robinson Audiobook by Johann David Wyss

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Swiss Family Robinson Author: Johann David Wyss Narrator: Norman Dietz Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 02-04-10 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 109 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Swept off course by a raging storm, a Swiss pastor, his wife, and their four young sons are shipwrecked on an uncharted tropical island. Thus begins the classic story of survival and adventure that has fired the imaginations of readers since it first appeared in 1812. With optimism and boundless enthusiasm, the Robinson family undertakes the extraordinary task of constructing a home for themselves and exploring the primitive island filled with strange and beautiful creatures and exotic fruits and plants. Rich in action and suspense, this exhilarating novel takes us to a faraway place of danger and beauty, where the courageous Robinson family embarks on a thrilling new life of adventure and discovery. Members Reviews: Excellent book - poor quality I have loved this book since I was a child and was excited about listening too it with my children. Since this was recorded this year I thought the quality wouldn't be an issue, but it was. It had the mid-range rattle of a poorly recorded book. Very disappointed as my boys will not listen to it because it hurts their ears. An excellent translation. Very different ending from other translations I have read. The mother, Elizabeth was more fleshed out. The boys grew up and werre more realistic,. Abridged would be better This version is just too long. It's a great story but drags on and on sounding the same after a while. It's the same thing over and over. We never finished it. Should have tried the abridged version. Not the Classic Translation Edition This book wasnt for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more? I bought this thinking it would be the classic story in it's original translation for my kids to listen to over the summer. Much to my dismay it is a re-translated version and has been modernized and much of the descriptive beauty in the story is lacking because of this. There are other editions that are much better. Great book It was very enjoyable listening to the story. Took me a couple days. Couldn't stop listening. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Prince Audiobook by Nicolo Machiavelli
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The Prince Audiobook by Nicolo Machiavelli

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Prince Author: Nicolo Machiavelli Narrator: Ian Richardson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 06-13-05 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 371 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: How remarkable that an Italian living in the 15th and 16th centuries should lend his name to a word still in common usage in the English language today. Nicolo Machiavelli (1469-1527) wrote only one major work as a gift for his ruling Prince, Lorenzo de Medici. Machiavelli held office as a senior civil servant for 14 years until the downfall of the Republic in 1512. No longer officially employed to impart advice, instead Machiavelli poured out his ideas and resentment in his writings. The Prince has remained a prominent classic ever since; valued for its shrewd psychological insight, powerful words, and prophetic quality. And even today, it has never lost its power to shock and influence. Ian Richardson's formidable reading of this modern unabridged translation is an accessible and entertaining way in to a truly compelling world view. Original translation in 1908 by W.K. Marryatt, updated by Alan Petrides in 1995. © and (P)2005 CSA Telltapes Ltd Members Reviews: The perfect narrator Ian Richardson, an actor best known perhaps for his performance as a very Machiavellian Prime Minister in House of Cards, a BBC miniseries, sounds every bit the same well bred, dignified and ruthless schemer in this reading of The Prince. The book retains a great deal of relevance, with themes such as the promotion of pre-emptive strikes, the political uses of religion, and cultivation of fear for political gain. Many leading political figures are very influenced by this book. The influencial neo-conservative thinker Michael Ledeen even considers Machiavelli an 'idealist.' Listen to this for some real insight into the mechanics of power. Timeless and chilling I know I'm not the first to say this, but it is amazing to see how relevant this work still is, and will probably continue to be, as long as human beings are the same. Machiavelli presents a brilliant analysis of history and draws frighteningly convincing conclusions on "how to rule". Morals, honesty and lawfulness are all considered and dismissed as irrefutable laws: if one's object is to be a successful ruler, one should definitely strive to appear generous and kind, but to know when and how not to be those things. As relevant today as it was almost 500 years ago. The narration on this audiobook is nothing short of perfect. Lucid translation; luscious transmission This one is ALL about the voice. The late and much-lamented Ian Richardson was one of my favorite actors. His reading is a pleasure to listen to while he imparts superb clarity to Messer Machiavelli's thoughts. Elegant Work! Elegantly written and read! Highly recommended. The Prince is as relevant today as ever Would you listen to The Prince again? Why? I am going to buy a hard copy of the book. Often when I read a book that I want to refer to in the future I turn around and buy a hard copy. However, this was so interesting and insightful that I may even listen to the book again. This is a classic because it is genius. It clearly and concisely lays out the political strategy used by President Obama to gain power, and I suspect others have used parts as well. Obviously, you can not murder your opponents, but you can do everything possible to destroy (legally) those who oppose you. That is clearly the strategy used by everyone in power these days. Except in Iran, Syria, Egypt, or Libya where they actually do kill their opponents.

The Necklace Audiobook by Guy de Maupassant
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The Necklace Audiobook by Guy de Maupassant

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Necklace Author: Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Hillary Huber Format: Unabridged Length: 20 mins Language: English Release date: 11-28-13 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: A lesson on the power of vanity, "The Necklace" tells the story of Madame Mathilde Loisel and her husband. Mathilde always imagined herself as a socialite with beautiful gowns and wonderful jewels. Her husband, however, is a lowly clerk and the two have little money. Desperate to attend an important party, she borrows a friend's diamond necklace to match the dress her husband bought for her. But when Mathilde loses the expensive jewels, she nearly destroys her life in an effort to pay back the debt. Proceeds from sale of this title go to Reach Out and Read, an innovative literacy advocacy organization. Members Reviews: Awesome and incredibly ironic This not so humble wife of the clerk lives out of place. She is pitied in the beginning but not for long. As the story progresses you find the character you want to hate and the one youwant to love. The simple clerk does everything possible to please his beloved wife and one day returns home with a rare treat for any one below the highest stations an invitation to a party. Anyone in this wretched wifes place would have been thrilled but she i.mediatly began critisize and complain. I dont have the clothes why would you tease your wife with such a gift if she ca t go. Upon this request she is given money to buy a dress. she spends this free money eagerly but then returns home to fi d her husband ca not govr her money for jewlery because she had spent all of his spare money. so she borows the beatiful necklace from her friend.but this necklace she fibds will destroy her last ribbon of comfort in life but this extra ordinary experience will humble her and then bring the story to an ironic ending one that will make you feel for her as in the begi ning. poor lady Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Crime and Punishment Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime and Punishment Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Crime and Punishment Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Nigel Anthony Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 12-07-09 Publisher: CSA Word Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Raskolnikov, a student in St. Petersburg, murders an old woman, a money-lender, to prove his theory that violence purifies the strong. But no sooner is the deed done than Raskolnikov begins to feel remorse. What follows is one of the greatest psychological studies in world literature. Public Domain true(P)2009 CSA Word Members Reviews: Get Ready The two popular translations of âCrime and Punishmentâ before the 1993 translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, were by Constance Garnett and David McDuff. The Pevear/Volokhonsky translation became my favourite â until Oliver Readyâs translation came along. Not knowing a word of Russian, I declare my favourite only by the enjoyment I derived from reading the book in English. Many things may indeed be lost in translation, and many others get misrepresented but we may not know. The result of reading only the English versions is that oneâs choice is largely subjective. Compared to the Garnett version, the Pevear/Volokhonsky translation seems very modern â until Readyâs came along. Little things like changing âhad notâ to âhadnâtâ renders Readyâs version not only a little more modern but also more informal. That is not to say that the atmosphere of old Russia is lost. Ready uses âfibsâ for âliesâ (Pevear/Volokhonsky) in one passage. Ultimately, the reader has to decide for himself which style he enjoys more. Here is a comparison from one of my favourite passages (there are many) from the book. I set out first the Pevear/Volokhonsky version then the Ready version: âWhat do you think?â Razmumikhin shouted, raising his voice even more. âYou think itâs because theyâre lying? Nonsense! I like it when people lie! Lying is manâs only privilege over all other organisms. If you lie- you get to the truth! Lying is what makes me a man. Not one truth has ever been reached without lying fourteen times or so, maybe a hundred and fourteen, and thatâs honourable in its way; well, but we canât even lie with our minds! Lie to me, but in your own way, and Iâll kiss you for it. Lying in oneâs own way is almost better than telling the truth in someone elseâs way; in the first case youâre a man, and in the second â no better than a bird. The truth wonât go away, but life can be nailed shut; there are examples. (Pevear/Volokhonsky) âNow what are you thinking?â cried Razumikhin, raising even more. âThat itâs their lies I canât stand? Nonsense! I like it when people lie. Telling lies is humanityâs sole privilege over other organism. Keep fibbing and youâll end up with the truth! Iâm only human because I lie. No truthâs ever been discovered without fourteen fibs along the way, if not one hundred and fourteen, and thereâs honour in that. But our lies arenât even our own! Lie to me by all means, but make sure itâs your own, and then Iâll kiss you.

Le Silence de la mer Livre Audio par Vercors
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Le Silence de la mer Livre Audio par Vercors

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Le Silence de la mer Auteur: Vercors Narrateur: Jean-Claude Dauphin Format: Unabridged Durée: 4 hrs and 36 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 06-10-11 Éditeur: Audiolib Evaluation: 4 sur 5 sur 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: 1941 : un jeune officier allemand, cultivé et francophile, est l'hôte imposé d'un homme et de sa nièce. A cette intrusion de l'"ennemi", ils répondront par un inaltérable mutisme : pas une phrase ne sera échangée pendant leurs longs mois de cohabitation, en dépit des tentatives du jeune homme qui aimerait partager avec eux ses convictions humanistes. Mais sous la calme surface des eaux, c'est toute "la vie sous-marine des sentiments cachés, des désirs et des pensées qui se nient et qui luttent". Publié en 1942, Le Silence de la mer est le premier titre des Editions de Minuit, alors clandestines. Ce recueil comprend d'autres nouvelles sur la France des années 1940, d'une très grande portée : Désespoir est mort, Ce jour-là, Le Songe, L'Impuissance, Le Cheval et la Mort, L'imprimerie de Verdun et La Marche à l'étoile. Il fallait la grande maîtrise de Jean-Claude Dauphin pour restituer à ce texte exceptionnel toute son intensité d'émotion sans jamais céder à la tentation du pathétique. Le Silence de la mer suivi de La Marche à l'étoile et autres nouvelles. L'auteur est né en 1902. Peintre et dessinateur, il s'enrôle dès 1941 dans la Résistance, où il prend le pseudonyme de Vercors. Il se lie d'amitié avec Pierre de Lescure et, en 1942, ils fondent une maison d'édition alors clandestine mais promise à un très bel avenir, Les Editions de Minuit, dont est le premier titre. Cette nouvelle reste sans conteste l'oeuvre la plus connue de Vercors -tant pour son sujet que pour les conditions de sa publication. Après la guerre, il poursuit ses activités militantes mais aussi littéraires, en particulier avec (1952), un texte aux préoccupations très comtemporaines et trop oublié. Vercors est mort à Paris en 1991. Le narrateur , issu d'une belle lignée de comédiens, est une des grandes figures du cinéma français. Des rôles de jeune premier de ses débuts dans les années 1970, il est passé aux personnages plus ambigus, d'une attachante humanité. Il a tourné avec Molinaro, Corneau, Dugowson, Jacquot, et mène également une carrière théâtrale. Familier de la télévision, on le retrouve en vedette dans la série "Avocats et associés". © Minuit, 1942 © Albin Michel, 1951 © et (p) Audiolib 2011 Avis des membres: A tribute to the French during WWII A valuable insight into France and the French Resistance. The French language is easy enough for an intermediate level French student. Mutual respect in trying circumstances A classic text I was introduced to in Introductory French, and one of the most elegantly written narratives in French I have ever been privileged to read. It revolves around the ambiguous feelings of a middle-aged villager who has to tolerate the presence of a German Nazi officer billeted in his house during the war. a story in the middle of History war story not battles a story in the History Beautiful Beautifully written, almost like poetry. I loved Le Silence de la Mer, other recits were good too.

Faust Audiobook by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Faust Audiobook by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Faust Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Narrator: David McCallion Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-15 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 38 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Faust by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, is a poem, translated by Bayard Taylor, which tells the beautiful and emotional story of a man who has seen and done it all. However, despite all of his learning and education, his life still feels empty and unaccomplished. He believes wholeheartedly that there is something else out there. Faust, having exhausted all other fields of study, turns to magic for fulfillment. He summons the devil and makes a pact - that if the devil can show him something rewarding and fulfilling, he will give the devil his soul. This recording includes part I of the poem, where it concludes with Faust trying to fulfill his need for love through a woman named Gretchen, but things end up taking a tragic turn. Members Reviews: Classic with Motivated Narrator Everybody knows the Faust story, but the narrator goes all out with the correct meter. It would be better if multiple voices were used, it can get confusing to know which character is talking. Also, it would be good to know who the character is addressing. This can be like reading a Shakespeare play and not seeing the performance. Also, I could just be an ignorant peasant that is not meant to understand the whole book. Cheers! Misleading The description says that it is parts 1 and 2 but the book contained only part 1 Misleading The description made it seem as if it had both parts, but this is only part 1. I feel ripped off. Avoid this narration What disappointed you about Faust? It's true that poetry has a meter, but this narrator reads Faust in a drawn-out sing-songy voice, drawing out the last words of a line that make the rhyme. He tries to change his voice for the many characters and the falsetto for the women is grating. It did help to listen at 1.25x but not enough. I wish I'd listened to a sample before purchasing. A Devils Bargain The story of Faust, the scholar who sells his soul to the Devil in exchange for a more satisfying life, is a classic of western literature. Furthermore, this specific translation from the native German to English is, to the best of my knowledge, the best one currently available. This is the good news. Now for the bad news: David McCallion's performance is bad. Like, laughably bad. Like, bellow average high school students reading Shakespeare bad. Granted he is performing an entire play by himself, but his sing-song tone and the "scary voice" he uses for Mephistopheles got very annoying very quickly. I adjusted to it after a few hours, but ultimately I'd strongly recommend just tracking this down in print. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Les Misérables Audiobook by Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee
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Les Misérables Audiobook by Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Les Misérables Author: Victor Hugo, Lee Fahnestock, Norman MacAfee Narrator: Mark McKerracher Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 44 mins Language: English Release date: 05-13-09 Publisher: Penguin Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 48 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Its hero is Jean Valjean, the noble peasant imprisoned. A sweeping story of love and honor in the depths of the Parisian underworld, immerses us in an epic struggle between good and evil, and carries us onto the barricades during the uprising of 1832 with a realism that is unsurpassed in modern literature. We experience the desperation of the prostitute, Fantine; the amorality of the rogue, Thenardier; and the unquenchable desire of all human beings to be genuinely free. Hugo saw Les Misérables as a means of dramatizing his bitter criticism of French society, but the novel that resulted transcends its own time and place. It's an ever-fascinating story, a sweeping spectacle that dazzles the senses as it touches the heart, and this audio edition captures its lasting greatness. Members Reviews: too short this abridged version is too short, you might as well just see the play or watch the movie. buy a longer version to get a better sense of the original writing. Best Fiction Ever Written Would you listen to Les Misérables again? Why? I love it, and listen to it over and over, more than once a year. What did you like best about this story? Struggle of characters to do what is best, vs. what is easiest Have you listened to any of Mark McKerrachers other performances before? How does this one compare? No, haven't heard him before, but LOVE his performance. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? No. It's long and involved. Any additional comments? BEST BEST BEST !!! Abridged version Looking back at the description I don't see anything that indicated that this was an abridged version of the book. Maybe it is there and I just missed it. I suppose I should have ascertained this by its short length. I listened to the sample in order to find a voice that was the least annoying for me and this one won in that regard. But yea, had I known that it would be leaving out so much of the stuff that separates the book from the movie I wouldn't have bought it. This book seems to run parallel to the movie. I can't stress that point enough. Don't expect any more details from this than you saw in the movie. My Favorite Book I saw the movie, the play, so finally I read the book. This is so great, I love it, it better then the play and add more background, this is probably my favorite book in the whole world. MARVELOUS loved it. this book is amazing. it feels like your in the book like your the characters. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Madame Bovary Audiobook by Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary Audiobook by Gustave Flaubert

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Madame Bovary Author: Gustave Flaubert Narrator: Elaine Wise Format: Unabridged Length: 11 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 06-10-15 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 48 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Flaubert's novel Madame Bovary exposes the extent to which social image, public persona, and wealth played a significant role in the everyday lives of French society in the mid-1800s. Though he embodies neither wealth nor a lavish persona, Charles Bovary - a somewhat established doctor - takes a chance in marrying the young, vibrant, and ambitious farm girl Emma Rouault. At first, Emma is delighted to be married and away from her father's farm, but her thirst for the rich and ornate lifestyle that she witnesses other people living soon drives her away from her husband and into the arms of various suitors. Blinded with the promise of riches, Emma makes some drastic miscalculations, which sends her, and consequently her husband, into debt, eventually amassing to the point that she cannot repay. Combining romance with heartache and deception, Madame Bovary will have an eternal place in the list of classics. It is a sometimes sorrowful, sometimes joyous representation of how love and lust can move us to make radical decisions, and how individuals deal with the consequences of these actions. Members Reviews: Madame Bovary doesn't disappoint The story of Madame Bovary is well written, and the narration is very good. If your life is going along pretty good, give it a try. If you're suffering from ennui, skip it until your life is better. It's sad, and could put you into a funk, but it's so well done. Different than the book I am reading this book for literature class in the fall, and I always enjoy listening while reading along with the book, but the audio and the text are almost completely different, some lines taken out or added in, different terms for words and just overall different. Other than that she read it well, just don't get it if you plan to read along Not that great... What disappointed you about Madame Bovary? Selfish, self-absorbed, young girl with an overactive imagination marries too young to an uncomplicated, ordinary country doctor. Almost immediately, she cannot bear the banality of her marriage and her domestic life. She begins to loathe her husband. She dreams of a high society life full of interesting culture and all the privileges of wealth. She seeks to get her fantasy life and love needs met through a couple of romantic affairs, but they dont work out as expected. Meanwhile, she runs up a huge amount of debt pursuing her secret, on-the-side life, for which she is unable to pay. The story ends with her committing suicide when confronted with these debts, and leaving her husbands reputation and finances in ruin. The husband dies in madness and psychological pain, and the daughter ends up being raised by other relatives. Perhaps something was lost in translation, but I really did not appreciate any of the main characters - Emma in particular. I just found her to be an unlikable person. It's not her morals I have a problem with, but rather that she was just phenomenally selfish and childish and frivolous. She seemed like she had a screw loose and not in the good way. I'm sure that this book can be analyzed on many different levels, including women's limited options during the time it was written. Or, that it was groundbreaking for it's upfront "sexuality" given the social mores of the time.

The Law Audiobook by Frederic Bastiat
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The Law Audiobook by Frederic Bastiat

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Law Author: Frederic Bastiat Narrator: Erik Synnestvedt Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 49 mins Language: English Release date: 02-14-12 Publisher: Gildan Media, LLC Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 90 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Law was originally published as a pamphlet in French in 1850 by Frederic Bastiat. It is his most famous work and was written two years after the third French Revolution of 1848. It defines, through development, a just system of laws and then demonstrates how such law facilitates a free society. Bastiat was a French classical liberal theorist, political economist, and member of the French assembly. He was notable for developing the important economic concept of opportunity cost. He was the author of many works on economics and political economy, generally characterized by their clear organization, forceful argumentation, and acerbic wit. Born in Bayonne, Aquitaine, France, Bastiat was orphaned at nine and became a ward of his paternal grandparents. At 17, he left school to work in his family's export business. Economist Thomas DiLorenzo suggests that this experience was crucial to Bastiat's later work since it allowed young Frédéric to acquire first-hand knowledge of how regulation can affect markets. When Bastiat was 25, his grandfather died, leaving the young man the family estate, thereby providing him with the means to further his theoretical inquiries. After the middle-class Revolution of 1830, Bastiat became politically active and was elected justice of the peace in 1831 and to the Council General in 1832. He was elected to the national legislative assembly after the French Revolution of 1848. His public career as an economist began in 1844 and was cut short by his untimely death in 1850. Members Reviews: The Principles of Liberty explained. What made the experience of listening to The Law the most enjoyable? It is exciting to know that his ideas were part of a Political movement that gave birth to the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. What was the most compelling aspect of this narrative? Every word he writes if applicable to today's issues. What???s the most interesting tidbit you???ve picked up from this book? He explains the principles of Liberty and how a society can deteriorate into tyranny without following these principles. Any additional comments? Power house of information under 2 hours. Get a wealth of information about Libertarian Principles in under 2 hours. The Constitution and the Bill of rights is a Libertarian manifesto and this book puts the pieces together. A necessary read for understandings Give me liberty or give me death! I'm going to read this to my kids and grandkids good if you are a libertarian liked it but it gets long. I would suggest reading it though. all and all good book. Excellent book! This is a MUST READ! It should be read by everyone alive. It amazes me that this was written in 1850. The perversions if the law are taking place all around us right NOW. How long before the uprising begins? Eye Opener Bastiat's "The Law" is the eye opener, the gateway to liberty. I don't think he probably even goes far enough. Where he stops short though, his successor, Gustave de Molinari ended up going the distance. "The Law" will press you though to think about morality and the thoughtless acceptance that we have given to the State. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy, Peter Carson (translator)
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy, Peter Carson (translator)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession Author: Leo Tolstoy, Peter Carson (translator) Narrator: Ken Kliban Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 07-09-14 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: A pairing of Tolstoy's most spiritual and existential works of fiction and nonfiction from the renowned translator of Turgenev and Chekhov. In the last two days of his own life, Peter Carson completed these new translations of The Death of Ivan Ilyich and Confession before he succumbed to cancer in January 2013. Carson, the eminent British publisher, editor, and translator who, in the words of his author Mary Beard, "had probably more influence on the literary landscape of [England] over the past fifty years than any other single person," must have seen the irony of translating Ilyich, Tolstoy's profound meditation on death and loss, "but he pressed on regardless, apparently refusing to be distracted by the parallel of literature and life." In Carson's shimmering prose, these two transcendent works are presented in their most faithful rendering in English. Unlike so many previous translations that have tried to smooth out Tolstoy's rough edges, Carson presents a translation that captures the verisimilitude and psychological realism of the original Russian text. Members Reviews: Great Tolstoy Intro; Ilyich Narration is Painful 'Ilyich/Confession' was my first-ever Tolstoy reading. I sprung for the buy-one/get-one combo that this title offered. While both of these books are quite good--if not great--Ken Kliban's staccato narration is a major barrier. First, 'Confession'. Tolstoy takes you through his personal journey of mid-life depression, and how it relates to his discovery of faith. Kliban's style is best suited for the frank and critical discussions of this title. Tolstoy's rationalistic and relentless search for the meaning of his life is superb--required reading for those grappling with their own happiness, along with rebellious teenagers, sure-footed elders, believers, atheists and agnostics alike. Beautiful prose and metaphors throughout. I re-listened to multiple chapters as I progressed through the book--lovely. As for 'Ilyich', it's a book that I now know I truly enjoy due to all the literary analysis I've read post-Audible, but the actual narration is just painful. I feel like I just saw a blockbuster IMAX film for the first time as an in-flight movie: I now know everything about the title and I like it, but boy my first experience could have been so much more. The premise of Ilyich--an ordinary man who sees the errors of his unfulfilling life only once he arrives on his deathbed--is one that everyone should be exposed to long before meeting one's own demise. For all the comforts that Tolstoy had at his disposal throughout his entire life, I love that he continually questioned and searched for true fulfillment. Ilyich/Confession was a great (short!) introduction to Tolstoy--I'm sure to pursue his doorstop titles in the future. As for this specific title, go for it if you're tightly budgeting credits--otherwise, you might do better finding different narrators and buying the titles separately. A better narration would have surely brought my rating up to 4+ stars. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Brothers Karamazov Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)
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The Brothers Karamazov Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Brothers Karamazov Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky, David Magarshack (translator) Narrator: Gabriel Woolf Format: Unabridged Length: 37 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 03-17-09 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 175 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Fydor Karamazov, a mean and disreputable landowner, has three sons, Dmitry, a profligate army officer; Ivan, a writer with revolutionary ideas; and Alexey, a religious novice. A drama of patricide and fraternal jealousy unfolds, involving the questions of anarchism and atheism, and giving a portrait of Russian society in the turbulent 1870s. Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky (1821 - 1881) was a Russian fiction writer, essayist, and philosopher whose works have been acclaimed all over the world by thinkers as diverse as Sigmund Freud and Albert Einstein. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Translated by David Magarshack Members Reviews: The Brothers Karamozov I've read the book, and purchased the audio so that I could hear it with all of the Russian names pronounced correctly (I made up the most improbably pronunciations on my own). The narrator was very good, a very listenable to voice, nice inflection, you can hear that he is interpreting the novel but is not out of sync with the tone of the writing. I would look for him as a reader on another novel. great book i think i grew into this book. i remember reading it in college and thinking, will it never end? i love this reading of it. in fact, this reader has become one of my favorites. if you cannot excuse the occassional page turning, swallowing, and, yes, air in the breathing passage, don´t buy this book. because it does contain these little human imperfections. but, for me, i loved it. i felt like someone human was reading to me. but, it must be said, i am not one who likes the new modern slick productions you sometimes get when the reader is far more performing than reading. when this book came to an end i just started again at the beginning and listened to it again. even after that it took me several days to find something else that could compare as an experience. for this price, anyone can afford to give it a try, and i am really grateful to audibles for having some compaasion on my budget. Maybe Better if Narrator Didn't Keep Belching! Okay, the BOOK is awesome, of course, it's Dostoevsky. And I SOOO appreciate the availability of classics at a low price. But it is kind of disgusting to have the narrator BURPING - not to mention making unedited mistakes and such. I think I'll go ahead and pay for my subscription and not try to get these classics for this low price. Fantastic! A great listen! The narrator speaks in a natural low-key voice, with great diction and perfectly capturing the sense of all the different voices. Dostoyevky as a writer can have a world-weary tone that still conveys affection for his characters and the narrator gets this just right. You can hear some breathing, clearing of throat, and I personally like the natural approach. It sounds like someone is simply right there talking. Also it works well becasue Dostoyevky addresses the reader and so listening to the book works really well. I don't care for the narrator Fascinating book and definitely one to read. However, I'm not crazy about the reader. You can hear him turn the pages, little burps and sometimes it sounds like he has a mint in his mouth. He tries to capture the essence of the book, but I'm finding him annoying. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Paradise: From The Divine Comedy Audiobook by Dante Alighieri
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Paradise: From The Divine Comedy Audiobook by Dante Alighieri

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Paradise: From The Divine Comedy Author: Dante Alighieri Narrator: Heathcote Williams Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 26 mins Language: English Release date: 08-24-11 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 31 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: "I have been in the Heaven that takes up most of his light, and saw things there that those who descend from that height cannot speak of or forget." Led by his guide, Beatrice, Dante leaves the Earth behind and soars through the heavenly spheres of Paradise. In this third and final part of The Divine Comedy, he encounters the just rulers and holy saints of the Church. The horrors of the Inferno and the trials of Purgatory are left far behind. Ultimately, in Paradise, Dante is granted a vision of Gods Heavenly court: the angels, the Blessed Virgin, and God Himself. Editorial Reviews: This last 33 cantos of THE DIVINE COMEDY are a peaceful completion of the journey, perhaps too peaceful. British actor and playwright Williamss narration of this section seems laid-back and somnolent. Heathcote Williams is solemn, his voice serious and low, as Dante and Beatrice ascend to Empyrean. The beauty of Paradise is subdued by Williams's quiet reverence but some lack of energy. Nevertheless, an audiobook edition is a welcome listening experience. Members Reviews: Outstanding This book is read very well. It has tracks for every canto so you can skip easily back to any verse. There are no explanations between cantos, just the translations form this masterful story. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Death of Ivan Ilyich Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Death of Ivan Ilyich Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Oliver Ford Davies Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 01-29-08 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 71 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The subject of this well-known Tolstoy novella is a high court judge in St. Petersburg who lives a carefree life. One day, without warning, he is beset by pains and soon has to come to terms with the fact that he is going to die. The judge has to learn to face death without fear and yet feel compassion for the family he is leaving behind. Editorial Reviews: Tolstoy's novella offers a penetrating examination of the Christian faith and the nature of life and death. Listeners will also be sure to delight in Tolstoy's sharp and sometimes satirical eye for the very modern-sounding details of the life of a nineteenth-century Russian bureaucrat. With masterful ease, a warm tone, and conversational pacing, British actor Oliver Davies captures Ivan Ilyich's preoccupation with interior decorating and debt and his avoidance of family weddings and home remedies. Then the shadow of death wipes away all trivialities and pretense. This work's prose and performance are so vivid, so human, and so listenable that there's no doubt why Tolstoy stands as one of the giants of world literature. Critic Reviews: "Davies' skill with inflection, even within words, heightens the social satire of the early section and shifts with Ilyich's slide into ever increasing pain and irritability." (Publishers Weekly) Members Reviews: Interesting and kept me curious I don't like to read but this book I was actually able to finish. Audible made it more interesting with the narration and expressions in each characters voice. The story about living, why we live? Are we living for the right reasons? What are the stages of death? It seems so painful after reading this. I'm so afraid of dying! Excellent voice The reader was excellent. It helped to get through the heaviness of the text. Recommended reading. Masterly reading The reader captures the humor and irony of the suffocating social norms that defeat and eventually enlighten Ivan. His voice has lots of twists and turns. The musical interludes were lovely too. A great audiobook. Amazing This book is an incredible story dealing with life and death. It really shines light on the matter of death. Tolstoy's writing is truly a piece of art and the narration is on point with the tone of the writing. Would listen to again! A beautiful tale. Leo Tolstoy writes beautiful stories that explain his concerns about what society believes to be important. This narrator brought the tale out of the pages of a book and gave a compelling voice to this story. Exceptional! I will listen again. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Le rouge et le noir Livre Audio par Stendhal
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Le rouge et le noir Livre Audio par Stendhal

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Le rouge et le noir Auteur: Stendhal Narrateur: Michel Vuillermoz Format: Abridged Durée: 6 hrs and 24 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 08-12-16 Éditeur: Éditions Thélème Evaluation: 3.5 sur 5 sur 2 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Publié en 1830, Le rouge et le noir est un monument de la littérature française. Roman réaliste où l'ambition côtoie la cruauté d'une jeunesse inconsciente. Julien Sorel, fil de charpentier, veut gravir les échelon de la société,pour cela deux carrières s'offrent à lui : le clergé ou le militaire ; c'est finalement par les femmes que Julien parviendra à ses fins. ©1830 Domaine public (P)2007 Éditions Thélème Avis des membres: A coming of age book of a psychopath written before the term psychopath was invented. I was required to read part of this book in a French literature class when I was a university student, and I am now re-reading it. It's not an easy book unless your French is fluent, but it is available in English translation. I am amazed at how well Stendahl portrays the protagonist, Julien Sorel. He has all of the characteristics of a psychopath, but I don't believe that term had yet been coined when Stendahl wrote the book. Stendahl has a remarkable ability to reveal his protagonist's inner psychology indirectly by describing his actions and his thoughts. This book can be read on many levels: As a coming-of-age book, a description of French politics in the early 1800s, and as a psychological thriller. The title, variously translated into English but quite literally the red and the black refer to the red (revolutionary) and black (monarchist) tendencies in France. Julien's sympathies are split between the two as he has very secular ambitions but also trains as a priest. I think anyone who reads this book in its French original or in translation will appreciate Stendhal's psychological insights. Product is inferior Not only are there multiple typos but this book is put together so cheaply that it lacks publishing information. Claiming to be a copy of an earlier publishing, I get the impression that a non-French speaker sat down at a computer and typed it up...explaining the frightening amount of typographical errors. There is no publishing information to clarify not only which edition this copy comes from, nor from the current publishers who have chosen to produce these abominable books. I'm growing increasingly wary and distressed with the amount of independent publishers who are reprinting classic works in this manner. It is shameful. for Stendhal lovers On page 305 of this long and remarkably non-traditional autobiography, Stendhal addresses his readers with this characteristically frank admission: "At bottom, dear reader, I don't know what I am: kind, unkind, clever, stupid. What I know beyond question are the things that give me pain or pleasure, that I wish for or that I hate." What gives him pleasure he explains on the same page in the following charming way: "A salon of eight or ten people where all the women have had lovers, where the conversation is light-hearted, anecdotal, and where a light punch is drunk at half past midnight." -- This is the man. His autobiography describes how he became this man, describing his growing up as 16-year-long rebellion against the oppressive circumstances of his family, the over-protective tutelage of a bigoted and hateful aunt and a distant, cold father.

A Volta ao Mundo em Oitenta Dias [Around the World in Eighty Days] Audiobook by Júlio Verne
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A Volta ao Mundo em Oitenta Dias [Around the World in Eighty Days] Audiobook by Júlio Verne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Volta ao Mundo em Oitenta Dias [Around the World in Eighty Days] Author: Júlio Verne Narrator: Paulo Arcuri, Barros Batista, Di Ramon, Giuliano Frade, Guilherme Lopes, Laura Mayumi Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 38 mins Language: English Release date: 03-04-15 Publisher: Livro Falante Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Esta verso em áudio da empolgante história de Júlio Verne ganhou um interesse especial graças aos efeitos sonoros e à trilha musical desenvolvida especialmente para a obra. A frieza e tranquilidade do inglês Phileas Fogg, interpretado pelo ator Guilherme Lopes, contrape-se ao som eletrizante de trens, navios, movimentos do mar, tempestades e outros elementos de ambientaço sonora. A trilha sonora marca a passagem do tempo e as mudanças de países com seus temas característicos, passando por Inglaterra, Índia, Egito, China, Japo e Estados Unidos. Também ajuda a ilustrar o caráter dos dois personagens centrais: o sisudo Phileas Fogg, com trilha sonora inspirada em um tema inglês de andamento rígido, semelhante a uma marcha, e o divertido e fiel Passepartout, que no áudio aparece sempre envolto em uma atmosfera musical leve e divertida.Vozes: Antonio Carlos Prado Mói (funcionário da estrada de ferro, juiz, Thomas Flanagan e vozes diversas); Alecs Lima (inspetor Fix e Andrew Stuart); Ana Paula Frade (vozes diversas); Barros Batista (capito e maquinista); Di Ramon (cônsul, guia, policial, homem hindu e fiscal); Giuliano Frade (escrivo e Cromarty); Guilherme Lopes (Phileas Fogg); Laura Mayumi (Auda); Marcio Brodt (Passepartout, ferroviário, passageiro agitado e mórmon); Paulo Arcuri (narraço); Sony Moreno (Gaultier Ralph, Batulcar, Mudge e John Sullivan). Trilha sonora com composiçes e arranjos para temas étnicos e clássicos: Kauê Lemos.Gravaço feita a partir de texto adaptado por Fernando Nuno. Co-produço da Livro Falante com a Editora DCL. Please note: This audiobook is in Portuguese. Members Reviews: Disappointed. The audiobook and the written version do not match up. Disappointed. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sodom and Gomorrah Audiobook by Marcel Proust
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Sodom and Gomorrah Audiobook by Marcel Proust

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Sodom and Gomorrah Subtitle: Remembrance of Things Past - Volume 4 Author: Marcel Proust Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 26 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 06-01-12 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 125 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Remembrance of Things Past is one of the monuments of 20th century literature. Neville Jasons widely praised 39 CD abridged version has rightly become an audiobook landmark and now, upon numerous requests, he is recording the whole work unabridged which, when complete, will run for some 140 hours. Sodom and Gomorrah is the fourth of seven volumes. Accidentally witnessing an encounter between the Baron de Charlus and the tailor Jupien, the narrators eyes are opened to a world hidden from him until now; he suspects that Albertine is attracted to her own sex. Members Reviews: Looking back obliquely on Proust's fourth volume Reviewing 'Sodom and Gomorrah' puts me in an awkward spot. What are the risks of looking back obliquely on Proust's fourth volume of 'In Search of Lost Time' (ISOLT)? Will any indirect reference to Proust's army of inverts turn me into a pillar of salt? Will I disquiet my friends and my family with funky quotes from Proust's salon-centric novel? It is hard to grab this one volume and grade or inspect it separate from the previous three, and seems premature to attempt to capture the full body of ISOLT before finishing the next three. Still, having read/listened 2700+ pages /102 hours of Proust now, I can still feel confident in saying that the guy is brilliant, weird, distressing, mesmerizing, queer, petulant, boring, beautiful, raving, labyrinthine, decadent, lyrical, perverse, funky, banal, and that is just a sampling of my feelings about Proust on just one of his d@mned pages. But this is a novel that once started, must be finished. It is also a novel that needs to be eaten in discrete and slow chunks. I'm not sure it is possible to eat an entire wheel of Leerdammer by oneself, or to drink an entire hogshead of wine, or to read Proust's ISOLT all the way through. It is brilliant, but needs to be consumed in small graceful quantities, preferably with your pinky sticking out. Narrator excellent Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Yes. The narration is excellent in every respect, which is a considerable achievement given the novel. Neville Jason renders the very long sentences comprehensible, does different characters without overdoing the distinctions, and transmits the writing beautifully, which can only be so if he understood himself - again no mean feat What did you like best about this story? There's no need to review Proust. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? No one has read this work in one sitting. Any additional comments? I have much less difficulty in reading this work via audiobook than by sight. Worth the wait and wonderful every step of the way Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Without the audiobook, I would never have attempted to read the book, and even if I did, I couldn't have brought as much to it as the narrator. Few realize how funny as well as insightful it is. Who was your favorite character and why? Charlus is both the figure of fun as well as a historical anomoly and Neville Jason milks him for all he's worth--and more. Have you listened to any of Neville Jasons other performances before? How does this one compare? Listening to Jason is like rejoining an old friend over a glass of brandy after a wonderful dinner.

Dead Souls [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Nikolai Gogol
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Dead Souls [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Nikolai Gogol

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Dead Souls [Russian Edition] Author: Nikolai Gogol Narrator: Vyacheslav Gerasimov Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 58 mins Language: English Release date: 11-02-11 Publisher: New Internet Technologies Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 24 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Dead Souls is a novel by Nikolai Gogol, first published in 1842, and widely regarded as an exemplar of 19th-century Russian literature. Gogol himself saw it as an "epic poem in prose", and within the book as a "novel in verse". Despite supposedly completing the trilogy's second part, Gogol destroyed it shortly before his death. Although the novel ends in mid-sentence (like Sterne's Sentimental Journey), it is usually regarded as complete in the extant form. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Members Reviews: I wish that I had sampled this first... Any additional comments? ...as it is narrated in Russian and Russian is not one of the languages that I speak. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas
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The Count of Monte Cristo Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Count of Monte Cristo Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Andrew Timothy Format: Unabridged Length: 50 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 08-14-09 Publisher: RNIB Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 296 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Published in 1844, it is often considered one of the great thrillers of all time and, along with The Three Musketeers, Dumas' most popular work. Falsely accused of treason, the young sailor Edmund Dantes is arrested on his wedding day and imprisoned in the island fortress of the Chateau d'If. After staging a dramatic escape, he sets out to discover the treasure of Monte Cristo and catch up with his enemies. Alexandre Dumas (1802 - 1870) was a French writer, best known for his numerous historical novels of high adventure, which have made him one of the most widely read French authors in the world. Please note: This is a vintage recording. The audio quality may not be up to modern day standards. Members Reviews: Incredible value The writing is great, of course. The sound quality is good, if casual. (It's not a highly edited production.) The reader is rarely distracting, and usually is very easy to understand, and reads very accurately, with good understated characterizations. (Not overly theatrical.) One thing I look for in an audiobook is that it should good listening not just one time, but many times. You will likely want to listen to this book over and over through the years. Some of the reader's pronunciations are a bit distracting, you frequently can hear pages being turned, and sometimes the reader corrects himself after misreading a word or phrase. These are not, however, annoying, for the most part. Another reviewer compared it to a "grandfatherly" reading, and I think that is apt. Great book... pretty old recording This review is about the recording quality, not about the book. It is obvious that this recording is very old. While the narrator does a good job it is not up to par with today's high quality recorded books. The audio of the narration is not as "close up" as more recent audio books sound. You can also clearly hear pages turn throughout the audiobook. Also the narrator messes up throughout the book and corrects himself. So while he does a good job reading it, it has more of the feel like your grandpa reading you a story next to a warm fire. Not necessarily a bad thing, but not the quality of some of the newer audiobooks out there. Old school sensibilites... While I have seen many of the movie and tv productions of this piece of work and thought I knew the plot (in a very general way), I could not have been more wrong. For the price and the massive scope of, what I feel, is Dumas' mangnum opus, you will not be disappointed with this reading. This oral edition may not have some of the finished polish of some other editions, since you can clearly hear page turning and there are more than a few stumbled words and sentences, but Andrew Timothy was like listening to your grandfather read you a story and that rather added, than subtracted from the whole fee. In short, this is the best purchase I have made so far from the enjoyment of the story itself and the reader. Loved it!!! This was first time listening to this classic. I saw the movie version and I thought I knew it all. The book is 100 times better. I will admit I missed a lot the first time I listened ( I listen at work and in the car) So to get a better handle on all the many characters, I went to wikapedia. I read the short version and I listened a second time. Loved it more.

The Bostonians Audiobook by Henry James
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The Bostonians Audiobook by Henry James

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Bostonians Author: Henry James Narrator: Xe Sands Format: Unabridged Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 01-10-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 49 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: From Boston's social underworld emerges Verena Tarrant, a girl with extraordinary oratorical gifts, which she deploys in tawdry meeting-houses on behalf of "the sisterhood of women." She acquires two admirers of a very different stamp: Olive Chancellor, devotee of radical causes and marked out for tragedy; and Basil Ransom, a veteran of the Civil War who holds rigid views concerning society and women's place therein. Is the lovely, lighthearted Verena made for public movements or private passions? A struggle to possess her, body and soul, develops between Olive and Basil. The exploitation of Verena's unregenerate innocence reflects a society whose moral and cultural values are failing to survive the new dawn of liberalism and democracy. When it was first published in 1886, The Bostonians was not welcomed by Henry James's fellow countrymen, who failed to appreciate its delicacy and wit. But over a century later, this book is widely regarded as James's finest American fiction and perhaps his comic masterpiece. Members Reviews: Fantastic reading! Mesmerizing voice! Perfectly captures the irony & humor, not to mention the characters' personalities & accents!! A jaded view of the early suffragist movement Henry James's Bostonians are two young women, Olive Chancellor who is plain and severe, and beautiful Verena Terrant, a charismatic speaker. Realizing that Verena's speeches will attract audiences feminism, Olive takes her in and cultivates her talent. Unfortunately, Olive and the movement have a rival for Verena's affection -- Basil Ransom, a conservative Mississippian, who wants Verena to become his wife and dedicate herself to his happiness. I was disappointed in the superficiality with which James presented the feminist movement. Early feminists were often concerned with the hard lives of working class women, who married young to men who were often abusive, and lived in constant struggle. These women had no birth control and bore large families. Their children who were often sickly. Those who did not die young had to leave school early to support themselves. Women often died in childbirth or were left widowed to support large families. Verena is portrayed as socially naive. She talks in airy abstractions and never seems to connect with the reality of women's lives. Everyone wants to use her: Olive for the movement, her parents to bring them fame and money, and Basil to prove the feminist movement false. Henry James's books are always about the upper classes, but the human interactions are interesting enough that this usually doesn't bother me. In The Bostonians, however, James's lack of social consciousness bothered me deeply. i also found the reading to be stilted and stiff. amazing. wow great story. narrator nailed the voices. going to read more of his books for sure. boring... I really hated this book, and I've never written that in a review before. It was a chore to get through this one. I hung in to the end, because that is my nature, but I was celebrating when it was over. I've read so many Audible books and enjoyed the vast majority. This was among the worst 10%. There is almost no plot, it moves so slowly, and even the characters were shallow. Just not my cup of tea..... Weird Narration The lady narrating this great novel is reading it as though it is a Peter and Jane book.

A Hero of Our Time Audiobook by Mikhail Lermontov
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A Hero of Our Time Audiobook by Mikhail Lermontov

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Hero of Our Time Author: Mikhail Lermontov Narrator: Clive Chafer Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 11 mins Language: English Release date: 03-29-16 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 22 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in Russia as Geroy Nashego Vremeni, A Hero of Our Time is set in the Russian Caucasus in the 1830s. In A Hero of Our Time, Grigory Pechorin is a bored, self-centered, and cynical young army officer who believes in nothing. With impunity he toys with the love of women and the goodwill of men. He is brave, determined, and willful, but his wasted energy and potential ultimately result in tragedy. This psychologically probing portrait of a disillusioned 19th-century aristocrat and its use of a nonchronological and multifaceted narrative structure influenced such later Russian authors as Fyodor Dostoevsky and Leo Tolstoy and presaged the antiheroes and antinovels of 20th-century fiction. Members Reviews: Rising inflection I had to get use to Clive Chafer's voice. At first it sounded as if he was reading it with the tone of sarcasm. But as the novel progressed I got use to his voice and it did not chafe me as badly. That is not to say I would pick him to narrate any other book I chose. One particular thing he does is end many of his interrogatory sentences with a rising inflection. And so it sounds like a BBC reporter narrating the story. This is very irritating. His voice never got out of the way of the story. It lacked sensitivity. However, it did add a better appreciation to the simultaneous reading of the novel. Genius Presentation of Ywtsaxt fas genius writing. interesting main character. great description of the soul and inner struggle. well performed and provocative. a hidden gem Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Madame Bovary: A Signature Performance by Leelee Sobieski Audiobook by Gustave Flaubert
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2018-03-13 07:33:59 UTC 12:36:00
Madame Bovary: A Signature Performance by Leelee Sobieski Audiobook by Gustave Flaubert

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Madame Bovary: A Signature Performance by Leelee Sobieski Author: Gustave Flaubert Narrator: Leelee Sobieski Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins Language: English Release date: 12-28-10 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 130 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: One hundred and fifty years ago, Gustave Flaubert set the bar for scandal, adultery, and financial catastrophe with Madame Bovary. Now, Audible Signature Classics presents two-time Golden Globe Award nominee Leelee Sobieski (Joan of Arc) in a singular new performance that highlights the ambiguity behind a brilliantly crafted character: was Emma Bovary depraved or just a victim of circumstance? This is the story of a beautiful woman who marries a devoted, provincial doctor, but believes she was meant for something morea life of luxury, leisure, and, above all, true and passionate love. She throws herself headlong into a reckless series of doomed affairs, with tragic consequences, and plunges her family into financial ruin. Sobieskis Emma is sultry but vulnerable, offering a sympathetic rendering of the feckless madame and her plight in this cautionary tale of love, passion, and desperation. Will you condemn the madame? Listen to more one-of-a-kind performances from actors Elijah Wood, Kenneth Branagh, David Hyde Pierce, and more, only from Audible Signature Classics. Listen to more Editorial Reviews: Popular actress Leelee Sobieskis performs Gustave Flauberts classic Madame Bovary, articulating the masterful authors mots justes while bringing a sultry and sumptuous touch to the story of mad passion. The novel, now a classic, was controversial when it was released in 1856, taking a turn away from the popular romantic works of its time to describe adultery in a more realistic light. The story concerns Emma Bovary and her yearning for more than the married life can offer, which, while resulting in tragedy and hardship, is not judged morally. Fans of this instrumental work of realism and first-time listeners alike will relish the ups and downs of this contemporary reading. Members Reviews: Very tough to get through! Although I have always had a rule that I never give up on a book before I finish it, this one was tough. The narrator was abominable! She tries so hard to have good diction that she sounds like an automaton. Then, when she does use emphasis, it is usually inappropriate. The narrator ruined the story. excellent timeless story Modame Bovary is a surprisingly current book. The emotions of love and want are so well articulated. You can really see yourself in the people. The reader is a bit strident in her rendition, which detracts a bit. But the story is fabulous. Madame Bovary Wonderful book, but the narration was mediocre at best. I've never said anything negative about a narrator before, but have to in this case. Because of the boring narration, it was difficult making it to the end. Like I said, though, the book itself is wonderful. Never touch your idols: the gilding will stick Lessons learned in 300 pages/11 hours: Bored French women are trouble. Men are NOT to be trusted. Doctors don't know jack. If you want your kids to have a good job, raise them to be pharmacists or pawn brokers. Don't buy crap you can't afford. Don't get into debt. If you are going to kill yourself, do it right. Hide your notes. Marry for love. Oh, and if given a chance to re-read this classic do it. If you can listen do it. If you can close your eyes and listen to Leelee Sobieski narrate, definitely do THAT. Her voice is finished, seductive and smooth as an expensive European chocolate.

La vie devant soi Livre Audio par Romain Gary
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La vie devant soi Livre Audio par Romain Gary

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: La vie devant soi Auteur: Romain Gary Narrateur: Bernadette Lafont, Kamel Belghazi, André Oumanski, Salah Teskouk, Nathalie Kanoui, Anne Jolivet Format: Original Recording Durée: 4 hrs and 56 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 06-01-15 Éditeur: Gallimard Evaluation: 4.5 sur 5 sur 19 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Entre Madame Rosa et Momo, c'est un amour maternel qui ne passerait pas les liens du sang, c'est l'amitié entre les peuples juif et arabe, c'est le poids de l'Histoire allégé par l'appétit de vivre. Le roman se passe à Belleville, vingtième arrondissement de Paris, sixième étage sans ascenseur. Momo a dix ans, peut-être quatorze en réalité. Cela fait beaucoup de chiffres pour un môme qui réinvente le dictionnaire et a le sens de la maxime:"Je pense que pour vivre, il faut s'y prendre très jeune, parce qu'après on perd toute sa valeur et personne ne vous fera de cadeaux." ©1975 Éditions du Mercure de France (P)2014 Éditions Gallimard Avis des membres: Exceptionnel! Un de plus beau livres que j'ai jamais écouté qui m'a laissé ému mais heureux. Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Le Grand Meaulnes Audiobook by Alain-Fournier
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Le Grand Meaulnes Audiobook by Alain-Fournier

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Le Grand Meaulnes Subtitle: The Wanderer Author: Alain-Fournier Narrator: John Hollingworth Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 57 mins Language: English Release date: 08-29-16 Publisher: Ukemi Audiobooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 13 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Le Grand Meaulnes is one of the great classics of French literature, a mysterious, even impressionistic tale of adolescence in the French countryside in the dying years of the 19th century. A teenager, Agustin Meaulnes, arrives in a country school, and his strong personality immediately affects its rural atmosphere, especially in the eyes of his younger school companion, the 15 year old François. He is dubbed 'le grand Meaulnes', and he lives up to his reputation by going missing for a few days. He says little about his adventure on his return. But François eventually discovers that Meaulnes stumbled upon a strange party held at an unknown chateau, and became enmeshed in the lives of the beautiful young Yvonne de Galais and her brother Frantz. Love, confusion, the urgency of young passion propels these three along unpredictable paths, observed anxiously by François, who desperately wants to help solve and resolve the mysteries. But Meaulnes and Frantz are driven by their own emotions along a trajectory which is anything but simple and straight. Le Grand Meaulnes, regarded by John Fowles as 'the greatest novel of adolescence in European literature' has cast a remarkable spell on successive many generations. In turn elliptical, impressionist, hopeful, haunting, Le Grand Meaulnes made an immediate impression on the French public when it was first published in 1913 (a year before its author died in the First World War) and swiftly gained a permanent place in European literature. The translation by Françoise Delisle has been revised for this recording. Members Reviews: The enchantment of a world forever lost There are readers and there are re-readers. I admire those who read only once and move onto something new; surely they have an exciting literary life. But I am a re-reader, and I like to re-read in several languages at times. That is the case here. This is my first reading of Alain-Fournier in English, and I enjoyed every single word. What an enchanting book this is. It is hard not to evoke Proust when thinking of the first part of the book, the author's close observation of character and detail, and his deep self-knowledge and vulnerability. But our author is no imitator of Proust, but an original and imaginative writer in his own right. I love the protagonist who is somewhat shy and ostracized from his fellows due to a hip problem that causes him to hop and leads his family toward an overly protective attitude. But when Meaulnes comes to board at the school, the young man opens the door to new worlds of friendship, magic, imagination, dreams, and beauty. As is well-known, the story centers upon a single event which takes place during the Christmas season. Meaulnes disappears and has an unusual experience when he finds "he had dropped into the most peaceful happiness on earth." As our protagonist says, "It remained for a long time the great secret of our youth. But today when all is ended, and there remains only dust of so much good and so much evil, I can relate his strange adventure." The narrator was perfectly suited to the story. I couldn't have asked for better. The experience was all the more bittersweet and nostalgic because the book left me wanting more. But there is no more. Alain-Fournier was one of many who died for the great lies of the Great War.

The Castle Audiobook by Franz Kafka
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The Castle Audiobook by Franz Kafka

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Castle Author: Franz Kafka Narrator: Allan Corduner Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 02-04-11 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 72 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: A land-surveyor, known only as K., arrives at a small village permanently covered in snow and dominated by a castle to which access seems permanently denied. K.'s attempts to discover why he has been called constantly run up against the peasant villagers, who are in thrall to the absurd bureaucracy that keeps the castle shut, and the rigid hierarchy of power among the self-serving bureaucrats themselves. But in this strange wilderness, there is passion, tenderness and considerable humour. Darkly bizarre, this complex book was the last novel by one of the 20th century's greatest and most influential writers. Members Reviews: A masculine and coquettish reading So far (havent finished) I like this reading much better than George Guidall's or Geoffrey Howard's. Allan Corduner uses his deep, rough voice (breaking like a well rosined cello) with a coquettes liveliness. Very striking. So much on the reading. As for this David Whiting translation, I think it is available only in this audio book format. The Muir translation is supposed to be smoother and more poetic than Kafkas original. The more recent Breon Mitchells is said to be most literal, but can be somewhat awkward. I think Whitings is somewhere in the middle. Compare these. German: Lange stand K. auf der Holzbruecke, die von der Landstrasse zum Dorf fuehrte, und blickte in die scheinbare Leere empor. Breon Mitchell: K. stood a long time on the wooden bridge that leads from the main road to the village, gazing upward into the seeming emptiness. David Whiting (this audio book): For a long time K. stood on the wooden bridge that led from the country road to the village looking up into the apparent void. Edwin Muir: On the wooden bridge leading from the main road to the village, K. stood for a long time gazing into the illusory emptiness above him. The book itself I think is the greatest among Kafkas works, or at least most Kafkaesque in both substance and technique. (Sorry. Too involved to back that up.) But there are technical imperfections such as the excessive use of long speeches and internal reflections. More substantively, the book can seem poorly motivated in places, even if you grant that ones standing with the castle is the paramount concern for every character. I have a problem with the two assistants, who look like unfortunate props that somehow got in and obliged the author to use them. This novel, I am told, like many others by the author, is the first draft with minimal corrections. It is doubtful the piece would have retained much of the current form had he reworked it. Unfortunate that he didnt get to do it; not as if that went against his grain necessarily; he did publish stories in his life time (I am assuming he polished those). Unedited though, the piece obviously lets you into the authors mind the way no polished work can. Some of my favorite passage of this book are the opening scene (until K. falls asleep), the bath day scene with the wan girl from the castle, the trek though snow and the arrival at Barnabass parental home, interview with Momus (from courtyard to outdoors again), the chance meeting with Frieda in Herrenhof after the breakup. Olgas long explanations about Amalia seem extremely artificial and strained to me, something I think Kafka would have dismantled had he come back to it. too much to do about nothing without end Of the 150 plus books I have listened to this was the most unsatisfying.

Man in a Case. Tales and Novels [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Anton Chekhov
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Man in a Case. Tales and Novels [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Anton Chekhov

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Man in a Case. Tales and Novels [Russian Edition] Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Alexey Aptovtsev Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 17 mins Language: English Release date: 06-07-16 Publisher: IDDK Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Izdanie soderzhit rasskazy i povesti velikogo russkogo pisatelja Antona Pavlovicha Chehova, napisannye 1897-1903gg. Chehov rassmatrival raznoobraznye vidy "lozhnyh predstavlenij" - stereotipnyh zhiznennyh programm, standartov, po kotorym stroitsja vsjo povedenie cheloveka. Pisatel' nashjol dlja jetogo javlenija tochnuju i jomkuju formulu - "futljar". Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Man in the Iron Mask Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas
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The Man in the Iron Mask Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Man in the Iron Mask Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: B.J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 27 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 04-09-12 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 31 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Thirty years after their first adventures in The Three Musketeers, we find Athos, Porthos, Aramis, and D'Artagnan in very different situations. Athos has settled down at his own estate. Porthos married a rich widow, and is now a Baron. Aramis joined a monastery, and is now the Bishop of Vannes. D'Artagnan alone remains a Musketeer for the king, and is now captain of the very force he so longed to join all those years ago. In The Man in the Iron Mask, Dumas develops his Musketeers into probing, multifaceted characters. Each now has a wealth of experience behind each of his actions. This is no simple adventure tale: It is political intrigue at its finest. Members Reviews: You may not fully recognise this story. If you have seen the film or heard abridged versions, you may not recognise the story in full. A great deal is changed from the popular version (actually of course, Alexandre Dumas wrote the original and it's the film makers who did the changes). Loads of background facts, filled in by fiction but mirroring life in France at the time. References to the 4 musketeers, now grown older, and amazing intrigues, political and financial. Plenty to get your teeth into. good book nice book. Good to read. Great to hear. excellent book. wonderful narration. opens our closed eyes. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

La Impaciencia del Corazón [The Impatience of the Heart] Audio Libro por Stefan Zweig
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La Impaciencia del Corazón [The Impatience of the Heart] Audio Libro por Stefan Zweig

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: La Impaciencia del Corazón [The Impatience of the Heart] Autor: Stefan Zweig Narrador: Pablo López Formato: Unabridged Duración: 10 hrs and 1 min Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 02-15-17 Editor: Sonolibro Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: El gran escritor austríaco Stefan Zweig era un gran conocedor de los vaivenes del corazón y en ésta novela nos va a descubrir la semilla del egoísmo, incluso entre los más delicados sentimientos de sus protagonistas. Hofmiller, un oficial de la caballería austrohúngara, es invitado a una fiesta en la casa de un rico terrateniente Kekesfalva, lo que le lleva a un mundo completamente distinto del de su rutina cuartelaria habitual: se encuentra en un entorno glamuroso, donde el vino fluye libremente y acaba estimulándole, a pedir a la bella hija de su anfitrión que baile con el. Sin embargo para su horror descubre que la joven es inválida. Esta torpeza inconsciente va a ser el comienzo de la pérdida del respeto hacia sí mismo. Debido a una compasión y culpabilidad malentendidas va a intentar, mediante un compromiso que no quiere cumplir, conseguir que la joven hija de Kekesfalva recupere la salud.En esta novela su autor capta las emociones humanas más sutiles. Especialmente es de destacar la creación del personaje aparentemente ingenuo de Hofmiller, que con su malentendida culpabilidad, consigue que su compasión se confunda con amor. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Five Stars Recién comencé a leerlo y me está gustando mucho. Javier Urbina Una novela que deja grandes enseñanzas en todos los tiempos. Recomendable para personas jóvenes y para los que comienzan su vida adulta. Un buen libro Se puede leer. No es aburrido. Su principal protagonista, aunque noble y valiente, su amistad desinteresada, su compasión y el temor a que dirán sus camaradas del ejercito, lo hacen cometer una serie de errores que terminan en un final triste y trágico. Muy lindo libro, quizás para gente más joven. Muy bien escrito y buena traducción. Porque lo había leído. Cuando era más joven. Porque tenía un excelente recuerdo de el. Y sobre todo porque esta muy bien escrito Inaccuracies del corazon Wonderful writing tragic ending, full of emotions this book has a special way to narrative that keeps you attentive at all times Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

The King of Ireland's Son Audiobook by Padraic Colum
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The King of Ireland's Son Audiobook by Padraic Colum

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The King of Ireland's Son Author: Padraic Colum Narrator: Gerard Doyle Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 08-12-15 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 12 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Celebrated Irish author Padraic Colum dazzled audiences with his retellings of old Gaelic myths. In The King of Ireland's Son, he imbues seven favorite tales from the Emerald Isle with sly humor, whimsy, and imagination. Stories include "Fedelma, the Enchanter's Daughter", "When the King of the Cats Came to King Connal's Dominion", "The Sword of Light", "The Town of the Red Castle", "The King of the Land of Mist", "The House of Crom Duv", and "The Spae-Woman". It's hours of entertainment for the whole family! Members Reviews: I read it in second grade. And now going into seventh grade I'm reading it again and see how good a book it is.I'm upsets with Ireland and this is like an amazing Irish story A great car book A grand storyteller for a grand story. A bit too gruesome at times for my children, but I enjoyed it. The language was beautiful and the narrator masterful. Loved it! I loved the story and Gerard Doyle did a great job narrating it. It was very entertaining. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Siddhartha Hörbuch von Hermann Hesse
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Siddhartha Hörbuch von Hermann Hesse

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Siddhartha Autor:: Hermann Hesse Erzähler: Heidi Hornbostel Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 4 hrs and 22 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 08-04-17 Herausgeber: Re-Image Publishing Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Der Roman spielt im 6. Jahrhundert vor Christus in Indien und handelt von einem jungen Brahmanen namens Siddhartha und seinem Freund Govinda. Von seinem Vater und anderen Priestern lernt dieser über die Veden, deren philosophische Gedanken, religiöse Gebote und Anleitungen zu Gebeten und Ritualen. Weil er sieht, wie diese trotz heiliger Waschungen und Gebete zur Reinigung von den Sünden nicht aus dem Samsara entkommen, widmet er sein Leben der Suche nach dem Atman, dem All-einen, das in jedem Menschen ist. ©2017 Re-Image Publishing (P)2017 Re-Image Publishing Mitglieder Bewertungen: Kindle Version I had never read this book by Herman Hesse before. My first language is German, so I thought I read the text in its original. I enjoyed very much the content, but was a bit disappointed by the many spelling mistakes and punctuation mishaps. My Kindle version of the book was very cheap ($0.99), which could be the reason for the mistakes. Someone without advanced knowledge of the German language might get confused by those typos. I just hope that it was the original text, not something translated into German from another language. All in all, I do recommend the book. The text exemplifies what is possible when an author skillfully uses literary devices within his creation. Indian philosophy is not forced on the reader, but the choice is left to the audience what to make of it. I would have given five stars if it weren't for the mistakes. Great Book, lots of typos. This is definitely a book that everyone needs to read. Yet this German edition had a lot of typos. It can be definitely frustrating, especially if you are not familiar with the language. If you want to read this book I would suggest going for a newer edition, or for another publisher. I feel that it is disrespectful to the great literature to have so many typos in a print. Der beste aller Zeiten Wenn ich nür ein Buch empfehlen müsste, würde ich Siddhartha empfehlen. Wunderschön und lebensverändernd Buch Sinnvoll von Anfang bis Ende A classic for all the right reasons Great. It looks at many philosophical issues that are worth thinking about- getting older, free will and relationships, the nature of reality and how we are part of it- with a story that is simple and a literary style that is refreshing. It's a classic for good reasons. I read it 20 years ago and it was just as rewarding to read it again Ohhmmm... A classic. Do search out more Hesse. You won't regret it. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Brothers Karamazov [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Feodor Dostoyevsky
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The Brothers Karamazov [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Feodor Dostoyevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Brothers Karamazov [Russian Edition] Author: Feodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Mark Prudkin, Boris Livanov, Boris Smirnov, Nikolay Alexeev, Galina Popova, Luiza Koshukova, Nikolay Shavykin Format: Abridged Length: 3 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 10-21-13 Publisher: IDDK Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Tri brata, Ivan, Aleksej (Aljosha) i Dmitrij (Mitja), zanjaty razresheniem voprosov o pervoprichinah i konechnyh celjah bytija , i kazhdyj iz nih delaet svoj vybor, po-svoemu pytajas' otvetit' na vopros o Boge i bessmertii dushi. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Members Reviews: This translation is too awkward for most readers Before you dedicate many hours to reading this masterpiece, you must be sure you select the appropriate translation for your reading style. The Pevear translation - although highly acclaimed - may make it difficult for most readers to grasp the essence of this beautiful story, and therefore I would almost always recommend the McDuff version ahead of the Pevear. The Brothers Karamazov presents the same challenge for every English translator; namely, Dostoevsky took pride in creating distinct voices and syntax for each of his characters, and most translations have sacrificed the syntax and voicing to make it more readable - in the process losing much of the tone of each character. Pevear's translation is known for being the truest to the original, as it replicates the syntax with an almost academic precision. However, in being so true to the syntax and voicing, Pevear leaves sentence structures that are so unfamiliar-sounding to the native English speaker as to be disruptive. Many times as I read this translation I found myself jolted out of the flow of reading because the phrasing felt so awkward. As an example of a difficult sentence: Pevear: "These occasions were almost morbid: most depraved, and, in his sensuality, often as cruel as a wicked insect, Fyodor Pavlovich at times suddenly felt in himself, in his drunken moments, a spiritual fear, a moral shock, that almost, so to speak, resounded physically in his soul." Compare that to McDuff "These were instances that almost seemed to involve some morbid condition: most depraved, and in his voluptuous lust often brutal, like an evil insect, Fyodor Pavlovich would on occasion suddenly experience within himself, in his drunken moments, a sense of spiritual terror and moral concussion that echoed almost physically, as it were, within his soul". This is a good example of the tradeoffs each translator makes. Generally: Pevear's is tight, precise, uses simple language and is truest to the original and punchy sentence structure. It requires a high tolerance for odd syntax. McDuff's uses a broader vocabulary (e.g. "moral concussion"), but his flow/ear is much more natural to most English speakers. The sacrifice is that McDuff uses probably 5%-10% more words, but I personally believe these additions make it far more readable. It is still generally true to the sentence structure, but by taking a quarter step away from the purist version, he sheds much more light on the underlying text than Pevear. Based on research, other reviewers and my own experience: if you are familiar with Russian, Pevear is for you. If you value precision, read for words instead of flow, or are better able to tolerate difficult phrasing than difficult vocabulary, then Pevear is for you.

Siddhartha Hörbuch von Hermann Hesse
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2018-03-13 07:34:01 UTC 05:30:00
Siddhartha Hörbuch von Hermann Hesse

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Siddhartha Autor:: Hermann Hesse Erzähler: Iris Berben, Christian Friedel, Hans-Michael Rehberg, Udo Samel Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 5 hrs and 30 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 05-24-16 Herausgeber: Der Hörverlag Bewertung: 2.5 von 5 von 3 Stimmen Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Hesses beliebtester Roman erstmals im Hörspiel. Ein Prinz wandelt sich zum Asketen, trifft Buddha, erkennt, dass er seinen eigenen Weg gehen muss, wendet sich der Welt zu und wieder ab, um schließlich als Fährmann, weithin gerühmt für seine Weisheit, zu sterben. Dieser zeitlose Klassiker hat in seiner Vereinigung von östlicher und westlicher Weisheit seit seinem Erscheinen 1922 Generationen von Menschen in Bann gezogen. Weniger bekannt ist die spannende Entstehungsgeschichte, der Heinz-Dieter Sommer in einem Bonus-Feature nachgeht. Schließlich findet Hesse in seinem bekanntesten Roman Antworten auf Fragen, die wir uns alle stellen: Wer bin ich? Wer will ich sein? Wie finde ich meine innere Ruhe? ©2016 der Hörverlag (P)2016 der Hörverlag Mitglieder Bewertungen: This is in German which is not shown in the list Would you try another book from Hermann Hesse and/or the narrators? Perhaps, the problem with this version is it is in German. Audible does not show the language in the list view. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Song of Roland Audiobook by Michael A. H. Newth (translator)
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The Song of Roland Audiobook by Michael A. H. Newth (translator)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Song of Roland Author: Michael A. H. Newth (translator) Narrator: Greg Marston, Summe Williams, Julian DouglasSmith Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 10-27-11 Publisher: Italica Press Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 29 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Song of Roland is acknowledged today as the first masterpiece of French vernacular literature and one of the worlds greatest epic poems. Written down around the year 1090, The Song of Roland finely crafted verses tell of the betrayal and defeat of Charlemagnes beloved nephew at the Pass of Roncevaux in the Pyrenees and of the revenge subsequently sought on his behalf. Although the identity of the surviving works author cannot be known with certainty, his poetic genius cannot be doubted. His mastery of chanson de geste compositional techniques transformed an historically minor military setback - the ambush and slaughter of the great emperors rearguard by a band of Basque highlanders in August 778 - into the most immediately popular and subsequently cherished artistic expression of medieval chivalry, kingship, national pride, feudal and Christian service in the Western world. The earliest extant example of a medieval chanson de geste (song of deeds), The Song of Rolands 4,000 lines represent the most famous literary celebration of Carolingian mythology from the Middle Ages. Michael Newths new verse translation of the Chanson de Roland - the first in English in over 50 years to preserve the full poetic diction of the medieval composition - recaptures the form, feel and flow of the original work in performance by restoring the genres verbal music to the The Song of Roland. This translation of the Chanson de Roland meets the need for a new version of the great poem for English readers of the 21st century, and it also highlights its potential as a viable piece of performance art. The audio book includes brief selections of medieval music interspersed between various sections. Members Reviews: Excellent production This is an excellent production of a difficult poem. "The Song of Roland" combines intricate poetry with enough blood-and-guts to satisfy any fan of Homer. (More than once, a well-placed blow makes an enemy's eyes literally pop out of his head.) The translation by Michael Newth does a good job conveying the virtuosity of the rhyme scheme, even with the poor choices for rhyme available in English. He does this by focusing on vowel sounds rather than consonants. In this scheme, "hope" would rhyme with "rope," but it would also - because of the equivalent accent and vowel sound - be considered an acceptable rhyme for "bone" and "boat." These vowel equivalencies can stretch out for 10-20 lines or more. Describing it thus, it may not sound that effective, but when you hear it, it does give the poem a steady rhythm, a sense of repetition and formal structure. The readers, primarily Greg Marston, who does the narrative passages, do an excellent job. My one complaint about the reading, and the reason for its not quite making it to five stars, is that "choral" moments are less effective. At several points in the poem, "all the knights" or "all the Moors" speak in unison, and it doesn't quite come off; the voices are not always completely in sync. The various sections of the poem are given clear separation with a delightful variety of music. Best not to look too deeply into the politics of the poem. "The Song of Roland" is about as intolerantly Eurocentric as they come.

The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy
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The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Death of Ivan Ilyich [Russian Edition] Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Dimitriy Pisarenko Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 55 mins Language: English Release date: 08-24-15 Publisher: Interactive Media Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Ivan Ilyich, a high court judge, becomes seriously ill and faces a long and grueling battle with death. The Death of Ivan Ilyich is more than a story about death, however. It leads the listener through a pensive, metaphysical exploration of the reason for death and what it means to truly live. German philosopher Martin Heidegger refers to the novella as an illustration of being towards death. Read in Russian. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Audiobook by James Joyce
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Audiobook by James Joyce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Author: James Joyce Narrator: John Lee Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 07-28-08 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 270 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Through a series of brilliant epiphanies that parallel the development of his own aesthetic consciousness, Joyce evokes Stephen's youth, from his impressionable years as the youngest student at the Clongowed Wood school to the deep religious conflict he experiences at a day school in Dublin, and finally to his college studies, where he challenges the conventions of his upbringing and his understanding of faith and intellectual freedom. Joyce's highly autobiographical novel was first published in the United States in 1916 to immediate acclaim. Ezra Pound accurately predicted that Joyce's book would "remain a permanent part of English literature", while H. G. Wells dubbed it "by far the most important living and convincing picture that exists of an Irish Catholic upbringing". Editorial Reviews: With a rough-hewn Irish accent, John Lee narrates this classic novel by Ireland's favorite son. Joyce's first novel, this bildungsroman is nothing like his more daunting Ulysses, but it still shows the wide range of style and tone he used in his writing. Narrating any Joyce text is a demanding task, but Lee pulls it off expertly, not trying to make unique voices for characters, but melding them into a coherent overall narration. Americans not accustomed to an Irish accent may need some time to get used to this narration, but it's worth the effort as Lee's delivery certainly provides the local color of this timeless novel. Members Reviews: Good, but a little rushed This is a good (not great) reading of a great book. I normally enjoy John Lee a great deal, but I see two problems here. First, the narrator's Irish accent is a little heavy-handed: more obviously "Irish" than that of other narrators of the book. (John Lee may be as Irish as Donal Donnelly for all I know; but I'm pretty sure "Howth" does NOT rhyme with "mouth." My conclusion, which I admit may be wrong, is that he's trying just a little too hard.) Second, much of it seems rushed. There's a crucial scene at the end of Chapter 3 when Stephen Dedalus visits a priest and makes confession. The priest is sorrowful, bemused, maybe a little jaded as he listens to Stephen's account of his well-developed erotic life; but Lee romps through the confessional dialogue with the same speed and energy he uses for the boyhood conversations on the football field. Clearly there's soemthing subjective about this. I see from the other listings that the recording is about the same length as Jim Norton's; I would have said it was at least an hour shorter if not more. So I may not be articulating the real problem. I enjoyed it; it's certainly never dull; but I can't quite give it five stars. A Modernist Monster Maul, a Literary 'Godevil' Joyce is otherworldly. It is hard to even judge his early stuff against itself. He seems to have been born a master of language and art. Most authors would be happy to end their careers with 'Dubliners' and 'Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.' For Joyce, these are just the beginning of his journey. This novel, more than any other, is a modernist monster maul, a literary 'godevil' that splits all readers. IT is impossible to interact with Joyce and not love him or hate him. Anyway, I loved Portrait of an Artist.

Louise de La Vallière Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas
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Louise de La Vallière Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Louise de La Vallière Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Simon Vance Format: Unabridged Length: 23 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 07-16-09 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 195 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: As part of the d'Artagnan Romances following The Three Musketeers and Twenty Years After, and devoted in large part to romantic events at the court of France's King Louis XIV, Louise de La Valliere is the second part of Alexandre Dumas's 268 chapter novel The Vicomte de Bragelonne: Ten Years Later, which first appeared in serial form between 1847 and 1850. Filled with behind-the-scenes intrigue, the novel brings the aging Musketeers and d'Artagnan out of retirement to face an impending crisis within the royal court of France. (P)2009 Blackstone Audio, Inc. Critic Reviews: "One of the very best of the series, mixing amorous and political intrigue with an élan peculiar to Dumas...this quasi-historical series remains remarkably readable" (The Irish Times, Dublin) Members Reviews: A Soap Opera with Musketeers This story seems quaint and very subtle by modern standards. Large tracts are devoted to the minutiae of French royalty and the surrounding courtiers, where sometimes there is a very long and (impeccably narrated) winding road to reach a climax where one of several gallant knights squeezes one of several ladies-in-waiting hands or some other equally scandalous body part. I suppose this must have titillated in it's day, but it really doesn't measure up to the excitement of "The 3 Musketeers", "20 Years After" or even "The Man in the Iron Mask", which follows on from this, and is well enough written that you could probably jump from "Le Vicomte de Bragelonne" to "The Man in the Iron Mask" without losing much in the bargain. Not the best book in the series I loved the performance by Simon Vance as with all his work. However, this installment is not up to the great level of Dumas' previous three books in the series. A romantic farce rather than a tragedy it just doesn't hold up. Can't wait to get back to his great writing with Man in the Iron Mask. Louis and Louise Please give us all of the Dumas that is available in audio format -- commission new recordings, if necessary. Louise de La Velliere is another fine prequel to The Man in the Iron Mask, even if you have already read that classic. Louise, Raoul, Athos, and many other characters are understood more easily when The Vicompte de Bragilonne, Louise de La Valliere, and The Man in the Iron Mask are taken in the proper order. No wonder Aramis wants to replace Louis on the throne with his twin brother! absolutely loved it This book is a very good continuation of the story. There is little of the musketeers but it sets up the finale very well. Meh... The story was frustrating. Marriage must not mean much in France. The only people I still have respect for is Raul and Athos and Porthos... I hope the conclusion is better. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Don Quixote Audiobook by Gerald J. Davis (translator), Miguel de Cervantes
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Don Quixote Audiobook by Gerald J. Davis (translator), Miguel de Cervantes

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Don Quixote Author: Gerald J. Davis (translator), Miguel de Cervantes Narrator: John Hanks Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 07-31-13 Publisher: Gerald J. Davis Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 87 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes, follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, a hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. This is the story that a Nobel Prize Committee survey of one hundred of the world's best writers named "the greatest book of all time." Members Reviews: A wonderful, magical listen Disclosure: I received this audiobook for free as part of a promotion on Goodreads First a confession: I usually use the Audible app's variable speed feature to listen to Audiobooks slightly sped up (1.25x). I started listening to Gerald J. Davis' translation of DON QUIXOTE slightly sped up and then stopped, reset the speed to its default (1x) and started listening again at the beginning. Why? Between the story itself (as an avid reader, I loved reading a parody about an avid reader), the translation (poetic without making syntax unnatural or complex), and John Hanks' narration (perfect timing and inflection, with wonderful character voices), I didn't want this audiobook to end. The story itself, of course, is a classic and I'd picked it up for Kindle previously but never got around to reading it. I'm glad I heard this translation and especially as an audiobook: There are some audiobooks where the narrator is paired so perfectly to the content that the listening experience is magical... this is one of those rare audiobooks. Highly recommended. A long book, but very fast paced! 'Don Quixote' is a book that has long been on my "To Read" shelf. I had such high expectations for the literature that I was afraid that it may fault short and leave me disappointed. I could not have been more wrong. The translation of this text was very well done; I read along on my kindle as I listened. The story was everything I could have hoped that it would be, full of "giants" and "wrongs" that needed obvious "righting". I had watched the movie Man of La Mancha many times in my youth and so I had somewhat of an idea about what the story was about, but obviously the book was much more in depth. Don Quixote was just the sort of character that I had imagined that he would be--unpredictable, full of chivalrous notions, and absolutely mad. However, Sancho surprised me. I had thought he'd end up being a kind-hearted, voice of reason for the mad Knight of the Ill-Favored Face. Nope! Nope! Nope! Sancho, though not as mad as his master, was easily suckered into Don Quixote's fantasy with promises of fortune and fame! So wrapped up was he in the idea of gold and glory that he was willing to convince himself of any delusion that his master concocted. It was quite amusing seeing Sancho struggle between the 'truth' and reality, especially when the 'truth' said that he could steal the donkeys of Knights and squires (very confused monks) in combat. The story was very long, but it was broken into easy chapters. It is less of one flowing narrative, but more a series of adventures that the two characters had faced. However, each story somehow connects to the ones that had previously been told, so it ultimately does wrap into one big story. However, since the story is broken down into these adventures and relatively modest chapters, the book went by very quickly.

Die Marquise von O.... Hörbuch von Heinrich von Kleist
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Die Marquise von O.... Hörbuch von Heinrich von Kleist

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Die Marquise von O.... Autor:: Heinrich von Kleist Erzähler: Friedrich Frieden Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 1 hr and 35 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 02-03-17 Herausgeber: LILYLA-Hörbuch-Edition Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Eine Dame von mustergültigem Stand und Ruf, die Marquise von O...., lässt über eine Zeitungsanzeige verkünden, dass sie ohne ihr Wissen schwanger geworden sei und dass sie entschlossen wäre, den Vater ihres Kindes aus Rücksicht für ihre Familie zu heiraten. Allerdings bewertet der Vater der ehrenwerten Dame die Sachlage etwas anders und verstößt die Tochter wegen ihres unsittlichen Verhaltens. Die Mutter wird jedoch von Gewissensbissen geplagt und stellt ihre Tochter auf die Probe, wobei sich herausstellt, dass diese tatsächlich nicht weiß, wer der Vater ist, da sie ihre Vergewaltigung aus ihrer Vorstellung getilgt hat. Die Tochter wird wieder im Haus aufgenommen und ein gewisser Graf F. beginnt damit, um sie zu werben. Dieser Mann ist für die Familie kein Unbekannter, da er die Marquise einst aus den Fängen russischer Soldaten rettete - allerdings wird nun klar, dass er eben auch der Vergewaltiger ist, woraufhin die Marquise schreiend wegläuft. Die Eltern werden jedoch durch einen Heiratsvertrag überzeugt, da der Graf sich dazu verpflichtet, auf alle seine Rechte zu verzichten und gleichzeitig allen Pflichten nachzukommen. Wird die Marquise dem Grafen verzeihen können? © gemeinfrei (P)2017 LILYLA Hörbuch-Editionen Mitglieder Bewertungen: Basic to German Literature Library This is on my Kindle and is forming the base of my German Lit. library. Great way to collect classics. There was no shipping involved, just download from the Kindle library. A great way to collect books. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Forschungen eines Hundes Hörbuch von Franz Kafka
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Forschungen eines Hundes Hörbuch von Franz Kafka

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Forschungen eines Hundes Autor:: Franz Kafka Erzähler: Friedrich Frieden Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 1 hr and 46 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 06-08-15 Herausgeber: LILYLA-Hörbuch-Edition Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Ein alter Hund reflektiert sein bisheriges Leben. Was hat er erreicht, was hat er als junger Hund erlebt? Er erkundete vorurteilsfrei, leidenschaftlich und mit aller Logik die Natur des Hundes. Dabei widersprach er den herrschenden Hunde-Dogmen und stellte fest, dass es sogar unter Hunden solche und solche Hunde gab. Manche berichteten sogar von Lufthunden - nun ja - um dem Geheimnis des Zusammenhangs zwischen Erde und Nahrung auf die Spur zu kommen, trat unser junger Hund in den Hungerstreik und erlangte verblüffende Erkenntnisse über das Sein als Hund (und das Sein im Allgemeinen). © Gemeinfrei (P)2015 LILYLA Hörbuch-Editionen Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Le grand Meaulnes Livre Audio par Alain Fournier
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Le grand Meaulnes Livre Audio par Alain Fournier

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Le grand Meaulnes Auteur: Alain Fournier Narrateur: Mathurin Voltz Format: Unabridged Durée: 8 hrs and 2 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 06-09-16 Éditeur: Éditions Thélème Evaluation: 3 sur 5 sur 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Un soir de novembre 1910, Monsieur et Madame Seurel, directeurs d'une paisible école de la campagne solognote, reçoivent un nouveau pensionnaire, Augustin Meaulnes, accompagné par sa mère. Le prestige naturel de ce grand adolescent lui vaut d'être bientôt connu de tous les élèves comme "le Grand Meaulnes". En partageant la même chambre, Augustin et François, le fils des Seurel, se lient d'amitié. Le nouveau venu éveille rapidement chez le sensible François une véritable fascination... Un classique toujours actuel, il manqua le prix Goncourt d'une voix. ©1913 Émile-Paul Frères (P)2015 Éditions Thélème Avis des membres: I hate to give a low star rating based on this Buyer beware. I was looking at the French edition paperback when I noticed I could get the same book on Kindle for a lower price. The Kindle book is in English. Perhaps I was foolish in thinking that different language translations would be listed separately, but it was very misleading. I hate to give a low star rating based on this, but I don't know how else to report it and I don't want others to get burned. N'achetez pas cette édition! L'impression est si minuscule que ... N'achetez pas cette édition! L'impression est si minuscule que vous aurez besoin d'un microscope pour le lire! Don't buy this edition! The print is so tiny you'll need a microscope to read it! Le grand Meaulnes: un grand livre Il y a des livres qui restent et d'autres qui disparaissent. Le grand Meaulnes d'Alain-Fournier se classe dans la première catégorie. Mystère, enfance, féerie,.. Mais pardessus tout, une écriture qui n'a pas pris une seule ride en cent ans. Ce livre est à mettre entre toutes les mains pour un immense plaisir de lecture. Murielle Lucie Clément ... is an unreadable translation of what should be a great French classic This is an unreadable translation of what should be a great French classic. It was apparently translated by machine and has not been edited by a human. The text is ungrammatical, incorrect, and almost meaningless. I made a great mistake by ordering it. Extremely poor translation The one star reflects the quality of the translation not of the book. The translation somewhat resembles the poor English translations of instructions for goods made in China, but it is actually worse. Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

La vuelta al mundo en 80 días [Around the World in 80 Days] Audio Libro por Jules Verne
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La vuelta al mundo en 80 días [Around the World in 80 Days] Audio Libro por Jules Verne

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: La vuelta al mundo en 80 días [Around the World in 80 Days] Autor: Jules Verne Narrador: Chema Agulló Formato: Unabridged Duración: 6 hrs and 54 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 06-16-17 Editor: Audiomol Calificaciones: 5 de 5 de 4 votos Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: Phileas Fogg, un flemático inglés, ha apostado su fortuna a que dará la vuelta al mundo en 80 días, y empleará todos los medios de locomoción a su alcance: trenes, barcos, coches, y hasta un elefante y un trineo. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Five Stars Algunos errores de ortografia aparentemente derivados de la traduccion Five Stars Wonderful book love it great adventure Es una buena edición, un clásico de la ciencia ... Es una buena edición, un clásico de la ciencia ficción. No puede faltar en tu biblioteca y del precio ni que decir. Five Stars Una novela clásica excelente. Four Stars Great adventure!!!! gave a window about the world at that time Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Crime and Punishment Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime and Punishment Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Crime and Punishment Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Alastair Cameron Format: Unabridged Length: 20 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 04-21-16 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 64 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: What makes someone ordinary or extraordinary? Can a poor, sickly boy be considered extraordinary? Can extraordinary people take the law into their own hands? Crime and Punishment follows the story of a boy named Raskolnikov who commits a heinous crime because he believes he is in fact extraordinary. Through an internal battle of whether to confess or not, we follow him through his interactions with a drunk, a prostitute, the government, and his family. We see him do incredible acts of kindness, suffer the consequence of his crime on a physical level, and fall in love with an unlikely character, all while trying to reconcile his ability to be extraordinary and what that really means to society. Crime and Punishment links families and foes through coincidences as each character impacts Raskolnikov's consciousness. As secrets start to come out, families are torn apart, bonds are broken, and lies are being told; everyone begins to question the intentions of everyone around them. Raskolnikov must decide whether to confess his crime or to keep harboring the secret, with no one ever realizing how truly extraordinary he is. Will the punishment fit the crime if Raskolnikov's secret comes out? Members Reviews: Excellent Listen...Excellent Narration... Crime & Punishment is a great listen with lots of "what will happen next" moments throughout the book. A few parts are a bit slow, and perhaps Dostoyevsky intended for that, but for the most part the story line is quite intriguing and really keeps you guessing of what will happen next, especially towards the end of the book with the looming cloud growing over the head of Raskolnikov... The narration was excellent with very well done character voices and kept a great pace through the entire piece. Definitely a great addition to anyone's collection. deep and dark the author dives deep into the thoughts of a murderer and finds immense internal struggle. very dark story but illuminating. good ending. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Phantom of the Opera Audiobook by Gaston Leroux
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The Phantom of the Opera Audiobook by Gaston Leroux

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Phantom of the Opera Author: Gaston Leroux Narrator: B. J. Harrison Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 04-23-14 Publisher: B.J. Harrison Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 57 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: A malicious spectre haunts the Parisian Opera house. This murderous fiend speaks through walls, abducts innocents through mirrors, and holds the opera management in a cruel state of hostage. But when this monster falls for the beautiful Christine Daae, his powers of attractive enticement and malevolent mayhem all come to the surface. Who can put an end to this reign of terror? Discover the wonders of Gaston Leroux's gothic thriller in a way that will tantalize the senses. The actual unabridged novel is by far the best way to experience the story of the haunting yet humanistic Phantom of the Opera. Members Reviews: An Unexpected Pleasure! I have seen most of the movie versions, and was fascinated with this story as a kid. Saw the broadway musical and was probably the only person who didn't love it. Recently found this version and translation after searching and testing all the others. So many choices! Was blown away by finally hearing it read. This is truly a classic novel and suspenseful story telling. I now understand why it has become the source of so many adaptations. None of them doing this little masterpiece justice. A total unexpected pleasure read by a master reader who slowly takes you to the depth and unravels the mysteries that lie hidden within. Savor this little gem every moment you listen. AMAZING
I now understand why Andrew Lloyd Webber devoted his life's work to bringing this to the stage. It is SO theatrical! The musical is a nice adaption of the book, but is still by far behind it! I bought this particular reading, because I listened to BJ narrate "The Count Of Monte Cristo" I have to say he does just as well of job at it. I love how into it he gets, it's as if he were actually there. 10/10 A great book What did you love best about The Phantom of the Opera? It was interesting and never lost my attention. Who was your favorite character and why? I liked Eric he was cool and awsome. Have you listened to any of B. J. Harrisons other performances before? How does this one compare? no. I have not heard B J Harrison's other books Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? i listened to it in one sittin Any additional comments? no I just though it was a great book. At the edge of my seat! Brilliant!! Amazing story, amazingly read! Went from a state of horror to a state of tears! Would highly recommend! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Las preciosas ridiculas [The Ridiculous Beautiful Things] Audio Libro por Moliére
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Las preciosas ridiculas [The Ridiculous Beautiful Things] Audio Libro por Moliére

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Las preciosas ridiculas [The Ridiculous Beautiful Things] Autor: Moliére Narrador: Pablo Lopez Formato: Unabridged Duración: 43 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 05-31-17 Editor: Sonolibro Calificaciones: 5 de 5 de 1 votos Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: Cathos y Madelon, hija y sobrina del burgués Gorgibus, intentan constantemente imitar un lenguaje que consideran elegante y refinado, y lo que hacen realmente es caer en la más absoluta ridiculez. Gorgibus quiere casarlas a toda costa con dos jóvenes de buena familia parisina: La Grange y Du Croisy, pero ellas les rechazan, porque dicen "no son finos ni tienen sentmientos elegantes" Los jóvenes despechados, deciden vengarse de las "preciosas ridículas". Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Two Stars No me resultó interesante Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Song of Roland Audiobook by Unknown
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The Song of Roland Audiobook by Unknown

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Song of Roland Author: Unknown Narrator: A Full Cast Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 12-07-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 45 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the great medieval "songs of great deeds", this is a composite of several hero legends interlaced with Christian moral sentiments. A remarkable panorama of medieval life and thought, The Song of Roland truly reflects the spirit of its time. (Translation by D. D. R. Owen.) Critic Reviews: "No member of this cast is a household name, but all of them demonstrate high-quality dramatic skills in the presentation of the 12th-century epic French poem considered by many to be the first great piece of French literature." (AudioFile) Members Reviews: The Song of Roland Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Most definitely What did you like best about this story? As a French professor, I am very familiar with this epic poem in the original old French and the modern French translation. With its additional dramatic effects, this was an excellent way to introduce my son to the story. Surprisingly Excellent! I am not a medieval scholar so I cannot comment on the translation of this epic poem, but its quality and style are superb. I have been dabbling and downloading medieval literature lately and found most of it to be rather dull. I do not doubt that I would have found the Song of Roland to be as equally dry if it had not been presented in such a lively dramatic manner. (In fact in the introduction they say that this song was originally chanted in such a way that it would mesmerize or hypnotize the audience). Fortunately this audiobook is not read in monotone, or chanting verse. The poem is read, word for word, but different actors read the lines of the various characters, and sound effects are added to enliven the action. I was surprised and delighted by how much I enjoyed this audiobook, and would recommend it for anyone interested in Medieval Classics. Additional note: As a side thought, it was interesting to see how similar Roland was to the character of Boromir in The Lord of the Rings. Both characters fell because of their pride, and both redeemed themselves with their last breathe by blowing on a horn to call for help. Antique, but enjoyable If you are the right sort of person this is a very good book. It reminds me somewhat of Beowulf in that they are both books that seem to hover in the twilight between "literature" and "mythology." Something of a reading; someting of a performance The choice of voices to match the characters leaves something to be desired, but the sound effects proved to be surprisingly effective as an enhancement to the text. As this is the ONLY recording of this work that is available, then clearly, I can say it is also the best! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Grimm's Fairy Tales Audiobook by Brothers Grimm
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Grimm's Fairy Tales Audiobook by Brothers Grimm

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Grimm's Fairy Tales Author: Brothers Grimm Narrator: George Doyle Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 07-07-17 Publisher: Audioliterature Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Grimm Brothers rediscovered a host of fairy tales, telling of princes and princesses in their castles, witches in their towers and forests, of giants and dwarfs, of fabulous animals and dark deeds. Together with the well-known tales of "Rapunzel", "The Goose-Girl", "Sleeping Beauty", "Hansel and Gretel" and "Snow White", there are the darker tales such as "Death's Messengers" which deserve to be better known, and which will appeal not only to all who are interested in the history of folklore, but also to all those who simply love good storytelling. The two brothers wished to preserve their German folklore in a collection of tales that they believed had been handed down for generations. In the beginning they had just 86 stories about the difficult life of European peasantry, but they ended up with over 200 tales. As time passed, the Grimm Brothers found that their collection of fairy tales, with all of its royalty, magical creatures, and brave adventures, entranced those who read them. ©2017 Audioliterature (P)2017 Audioliterature Members Reviews: Best an mostly un abridged version Best an mostly un abridged version. Some beautiful pictures make it easier and memorable for kids..... Mainly for age group 5 to 10 These Grimms Make you Grin! This is one classic that will put a grin on your face over and over. It's a delightful collection, and not just for kids, but for anyone who wants a little light escapism. Much is made of the violence, but it is so cartoonishly over the top and karmically justified that I doubt it seriously disturbing to even children, who can see worse on t.v. in an hour's time anytime. What is amazing to me is how much of the basis this book is for Disney's classics and other animated films. This is a book that has truly lived in various forms on screen and other entertainments for ages. Nice to read something that is just plain fun, full of little twists and turns. As classics go, it is timeless. Beautiful edition Lots of basics, cultural literacy, for a new generation and somehow kids take all the gory stuff in stride! It got a "4" because the print is a little small, but the book could be used to jack up a truck if it had bigger print and more pages! Gorgeous gift for my great niece Piper 5 star rating for super nice quality book. Beautiful illustrations in a great binding. This will stay on my great nieces bookshelves for a lifetime. And the stories don't need any props.....sweet and full of fantasy. Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for Perfect. Exactly what I was looking for. I can't stand new fairy tales and my kids and I enjoy our nights reading these original tales. They love How "creepy" they are. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Drácula Audio Libro por Bram Stoker
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Drácula Audio Libro por Bram Stoker

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Drácula Autor: Bram Stoker Narrador: Ricardo Lani, Aldo Lumbía, Tomás Moro, Rolando Aguero, Leticia Pou, Erica Berán, Franco Patiño Formato: Abridged Duración: 2 hrs and 15 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 03-21-13 Editor: Audiolibros Colección Calificaciones: 4 de 5 de 6 votos Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: Esta apasionante obra de 1897, escrita en forma de novela epistolar, plasma de modo artístico las investigaciones de Bram Stoker acerca de los vampiros en el folclore europeo. Así vemos como el letrado británico Jonathan Harker emprende una fatigosa jornada hacia la región de Transilvania, en los montes Cárpatos, para dar consejo legal al tenebroso conde Drácula, quien pretende comprar tierras en Gran Bretania como paso inicial de un malévolo plan de dominación del mundo. Una vez allí Harker es tomado prisionero, pero logra escapar salvando así su vida. Poco después el conde arriba a Londres tras un viaje por barco colmado de horrores, y principia su asedio a la bella Mina Murray, prometida de Harker. El drama madura con la aparición del profesor Abraham Van Helsing quien logra dar muerte al vampiro. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: If you want to learn Spanish: So Im an american living in Spain as an au pair. Im absurdly busy so I dont have much time for watching Spanish movies and stuff. This audio (and I imagine many of the classics produced by the same company) is absurdly helpful! As far as I can tell the Spanish is castallano (Spanish from Spain) which is very clear and no colloquialisms that I could tell. It has helped me immensely with Spanish listening skills. HOWEVER: I have an important note about the sound effects. Yes, they help set the scene quite a lot when you dont know whats going on. Carriage sounds, pen on paper, scary music all help with understanding whats going on. But I took off a star because whoever did the editing made the sound effects way to loud. Usually it was ok but once or twice I missed whole conversations because I couldnt hear over the music. That being said, overall the sound effects help more than hurt. I cant really comment on the story because my Spanish isnt good enough yet. I plan to relisten to it until I understand. I recommend reading the Wikipedia page before hand if your Spanish is rusty. Great Audio Book for Language Learners This is a great dramatised version of Bram Stoker's classic tale of Count Dracula en español! Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Audiobook by James Joyce
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Audiobook by James Joyce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Author: James Joyce Narrator: Tadhg Hynes Format: Unabridged Length: 9 hrs and 12 mins Language: English Release date: 08-07-17 Publisher: Victorian Classic Audiobooks Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man is Joyce's semi-autobiographical first novel. It traces the early life of Stephen Dedalus and his inner struggle with the oppression of Irish society and the Catholic Church, ending with his awakening as a poet and writer and self-imposed exile from Ireland. Members Reviews: Moocow Meets Labyrinth-Maker An excellent edition: great introduction, popular price, strong scholarly apparatus. Only good. Good. Dubliners and Ulysses are both great. Beautifully written but not for me. While I can understand why this boo is considered a classic, it was awfully long winded for me. Pages and pages of hell fire and damnation sermons, along with more pages and pages spent musing on religion and politics. It is a coming of age novel and perhaps I would have enjoyed it more when I was younger and more tormented. It is beautifully written, but wordy. it truly is a wonderful book, and anyone who wants to fancy them ... One of Joyce's classic publications, and slightly more readable than "Ulysses," for those just getting into his work. The language is floral, descriptive, and at times daunting. You may find yourself re-reading multiple pages (that all describe one scene), just to remind yourself of the plot line. However, it truly is a wonderful book, and anyone who wants to fancy them self a literary aficionado should have this in their library. The 2008 reissue isn't changed from 2000 The last time I taught the Portrait I used Oxford's excellent 2000 edition. In 2008 this was reissued with a new Standard Book Number, but so far I've found no changes in the text. The bibliography hasn't been updated, for instance, and the typo on p. 134 of the 2000 printing (where the sentence "Once a priest always a priest" comes out "Once a priest ways a priest") is still there in 2008. But there is a change in the cover design. In 2000 this included part of Gino Severini's "Self-Portrait," but in 2008 the picture has been cut further back and it's now misidentified as "A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man." This edition is still excellent, but if you have a chance to buy the 2000 printing there's no point in spending more on the 2008 printing. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature Audiobook by The Great Courses
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Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature Audiobook by The Great Courses

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature Author: The Great Courses Narrator: Professor Susan Sage Heinzelman Format: Original Recording Length: 12 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 07-08-13 Publisher: The Great Courses Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: What is the dynamic relationship between our culture's written and unwritten laws and its literature? How is that relationship evolving? How do law and literature influence or reflect one other? And what lessons might we draw from their symbiotic relationship? This 24-lecture series from a much-honored teacher approaches these questions with provocation and passion as it explores the rhetorical and philosophical connections that link these two disciplines, moving through ancient Greece, the Middle Ages, England's experience of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment, and the 19th and 20th centuries. Focusing on individual works of literature where law - implicit or explicit - is a central theme, as well as on the overall relationship between law and literature in society, Professor Heinzelman shows how that relationship gradually transformed, from the astoundingly intricate cross-connections between law and literature still present during the time of Shakespeare, to a point in the mid-18th century when the two disciplines separated more clearly into the distinct realms we recognize today. The crucial period from the late 17th to the 19th century - during which that separation evolved and solidified - draws her sharpest focus, with the literature of the time, including some of the most famous and influential works ever put to paper, offering a profound perspective on that era's structures and values as well as an enduring impact we still feel today. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio. Members Reviews: Great insights into relevant books and topics. Would you listen to Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature again? Why? Yes. Professor Heinzelman knows her topic and presents it well. The way society uses (and deals with) laws and bureaucracy is relevant to anybody in the 21st century. It's interesting to explore what the great authors have to say. What was one of the most memorable moments of Representing Justice: Stories of Law and Literature? The lectures on Huck Finn and Jane Austen were great, but the lectures on Bleak House and Kafka, and how Kafka built on Dickens, were the best. What does Professor Susan Sage Heinzelman bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Insights and context. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? Made me think. Made me notice things in the books, and in real life. Any additional comments? Seems like an underrated and important topic. Well presented. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Aeneid Audiobook by Virgil
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The Aeneid Audiobook by Virgil

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Aeneid Author: Virgil Narrator: Frederick Davidson Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 59 mins Language: English Release date: 10-06-99 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 43 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Aeneid is one of the greatest works in all of world literature. It is filled with mythology, history, and archaeology; it is infused with patriotism, religious feeling, and pathos; it is rich in adventure and romance. As the story begins, a storm shipwrecks Aeneas and his Trojan followers near Carthage in North Africa. There, Aeneas falls in love with Dido, queen of Carthage. But the gods order him to leave for Italy. In despair, Dido commits suicide. Upon finally reaching Italy, Aeneas goes down into the lower world and learns about his future descendants, the Romans. (P)1992 by Blackstone Audiobooks Members Reviews: Serviceable, but proceed with caution What I wanted to know before purchasing this was which translation was it?Audible doesn?t tell you, so I will?it is the current Penguin edition, translated by W. F. Jackson Knight. Not too literal, but yet it stays close enough to the original that if you know the Latin text, you can tell what line number you are on. The famous ?forsan et haec olim meminisse iuvabit? is adequately but not excellently rendered. You should have few gripes with the translator. As to the quality of this as an audiobook: An earlier reviewer gives the reader, Frederick Davidson, an unfairly bad rap. Davidson is an excellent and veteran reader, and many listeners of unabridged Dick Francis books will recognize his voice instantly. His reading is clear, he varies the characters well enough, and his cultured accent is pleasant. That said, this audiobook has significant problems. Recorded from a Blackstone Audio original from 1992 in format 1, and re-mastered into format 2 for some portables, the audio quality is marginal. It sounds like an old cheap Napster download. For someone not familiar with English accents, I can see why they might be disappointed with the end result. Proceed with caution. Well-read (but Aeneas is still humorless) Frederick Davidson's spirited reading of "The Aeneid" is finally available in enhanced format. As always his reading is vibrant and emotionally nuanced, with each character having a distinctive voice. The translation is in prose, lacking some of the bite of Fagles' version, but it lays out the story clearly. It makes a good companion to the outstanding readings of Homer by Anthony Heald, also available from Blackstone (and Audible). The violence in the poem is described in the graphic detail of someone who (probably) spent a lot of time at the Colosseum. My biggest problem with "The Aeneid" is with Aeneas himself: he just doesn't tug at my heartstrings the way Odysseus or Achilles or Hector do. What a voice and tone! Would you try another book from Virgil and/or Frederick Davidson? Definitely, the pitch of the voice and the tone of the voice is disengaging. I can not understand why is this narrator using that tone. The book wis excellent but the narrator is unappealing. What was most disappointing about Virgils story? The story is excellent. Would you be willing to try another one of Frederick Davidsons performances? No, I eill never try another narration by this performer. What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? Disappointment, such a wonderful story, the quality of the performance is not suitable. Narator is Horrible! Frederick Davidson takes a great work and renders it unbearable.

À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 2) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust
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À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 2) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 2) Auteur: Marcel Proust Narrateur: Lambert Wilson Format: Unabridged Durée: 22 hrs and 13 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 06-27-17 Éditeur: Éditions Thélème Evaluation: 5 sur 5 sur 2 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleurs se présente en deux parties : Autour de Mme Swann, où le héros fréquente les Swann à Paris, et Noms de pays : le pays, deux ans plus tard, qui dépeint un séjour à Balbec en bord de mer. "Enfin elle, je l'aimais et ne pouvais par conséquent la voir sans ce trouble, sans ce désir de quelque chose de plus, qui ôte, auprès de l'être qu'on aime, la sensation d'aimer." Cet audio est accompagné d'un document annexe se trouvant dans votre bibliothèque après achat. © domaine public (P)1994 Éditions Thélème Avis des membres: Reading "À l'ombre des jeunes filles en fleur" Because of the many orthographic errors, whitch make the reading rather desagreable. Otherwise I liked it, it's good. Thanks Mercedes Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Cherry Orchard Audiobook by Anton Chekhov
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The Cherry Orchard Audiobook by Anton Chekhov

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Cherry Orchard Author: Anton Chekhov Narrator: Amanda Friday, Elizabeth Chambers, Ben Stevens, Noel Badrian, Linda Barrans, Elizabeth Klett, Ted Wenskus Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs Language: English Release date: 05-08-17 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 2.5 of 5 out of 5 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Cherry Orchard is Chekhov's final play, first performed in 1904 at the Moscow Art Theatre and directed by Konstantin Stanislavski. It takes place on the Ranevsky family's country estate, which boasts a large cherry orchard that is in bloom as the play opens. The family is gathering at the estate for a reunion but also to decide how to handle their debts, which have reached a crisis point. The impractical Lyubov and her brother, Gaev, hope for a miracle to pay their mortgage while the successful merchant Lopakhin advises them to cut down the orchard and sell the land. The destinies of the family members mirror the fate of Russia itself as it transitions away from a landed aristocracy toward an uncertain future. Cast: Mme. Ranevsky (a landowner) - Elizabeth Klett Anya (her daughter, age 17) - Amanda Friday Barbara (her adopted daughter, age 27) - Elizabeth Chambers Leonidas Gaev (brother to Mme. Ranevsky) - Noel Badrian Lopakhin (a merchant) - Ben Stevens Peter Trophimof (a student) - Ted Wenskus Simeonof-Pishtchik (a landowner) - Tovarisch Charlotte (a governess) - Linda Barrans Ephikhodof (a clerk) - Jeff Moon Dunyasha (a housemaid) - Leanne Yau Firs (a manservant, age 87) - Denis Daly Yasha (a young manservant) - Andy Harrington Tramp and Station-Master - David Prickett Stage directions read by Maureen Boutilier Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett Members Reviews: Bought this for my college English class. It does ... Bought this for my college English class. It does explore different themes and is okay for the price, though if you are looking into elaborate plays, this is not much in detail. Hanami festival in Russiaâ Cherry trees, in particular, of all trees, can touch many a soul. Japan is famous for its âHanami festivals,â that brief period of 10 days or so, each spring, when the cherry trees are in blossom. For many a Japanese, it is de rigueur to picnic under a cherry tree during the festival, and celebrate the return of warmth, longer days, and a renewal of the earthâs bounty. Many other places also celebrate this period, including Washington, DC. Anton Chekhov commences his play with Lubov Ranevsky, a Russian landowner, returning to her home on the steppe, after numerous years abroad, in May, when her own cherry orchard, is in full bloom. As she says: âAfter the dark autumns and the cold winters, youâre young again, full of happiness, the angels of heaven havenât left youââ Chekhov is one of Russiaâs most famous writers. He was prolific â often due to financial needs. He presented realistic portraits of the spectrum of individuals who composed Russian society in the late 19th Century. His own life was not easyâ which can lend empathy to the troubles of others. Parts of âThe Cherry Orchardâ are autobiographical, since his family also experienced economic want, loss of a home, and displacement as a result. He had health problems, contracting tuberculosis in his â20âs, and dying from it at 44. Regrettably, it has taken me a long time to finally read this play, since I was first inspired by Linda Christmasâ portrait of Thatcherian England of the â80âs, entitledChopping Down the Cherry Trees: Portrait of Britain in the Eighties. The plays dominant themes concern economic and social transition.

The Vicomte de Bragelonne Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas
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The Vicomte de Bragelonne Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Vicomte de Bragelonne Subtitle: Ten Years After Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Simon Vance Format: Unabridged Length: 23 hrs and 2 mins Language: English Release date: 04-09-09 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 266 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: D'Artagnan, meanwhile, is perplexed by a mysterious stranger, and soon he learns that his old comrades already have great projects in hand. Athos seeks the restoration of Charles II, while Aramis, with Porthos in tow, has a secret plan involving a masked prisoner and the fortification of the island of Belle-Ile. D'Artagnan finds a thread leading him to the French court, the banks of the Tyne, the beaches of Holland, and the dunes of Brittany. Critic Reviews: "Alternately melodramatic, sentimental, humorous, wordly, and almost always absorbing." ( Irish Times)"I would sit down with The Vicomte de Bragelonne for a long, silent, solitary, lamplit evening by the fire." (Robert Louis Stevenson) Members Reviews: Why didn't I read this stuff sooner After reading The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers, I could completely understand why everyone I know loves the work of Alexandre Dumas. I thought that this book might be greatly inferior to Dumas's better-known work, but this guy can't seem to write a terrible story. Humor, action, memorable characters - the more Dumas I read, the more of it I want to read. These books have really aged well, and I see their fingerprints everywhere I look in fantasy and sci-fi. I wish I'd known this is kind of The Three Musketeers Part 3 before I went and spoiled bits of Twenty Years Later, which came in between the two books. I thought this was a standalone like The Count of Monte Cristo, but I was incorrect. I could have gotten that tidbit of information from Wikipedia, and I'll soon fill that gap in the narrative, but it is unfortunate that this wasn't described as a sequel in the write-up here on Audible. Misrepresentation I thoroughly enjoyed this story...that is to say the part which I listened to. The description of this book leads one to believe that it's the entire novel. However, it was broken into two parts and the second part "Louise de la Valliere" is not yet available on Audible. I am rather annoyed because I have no idea now when I'll be able to see how the story ended. If you like to hear a complete story like me, ensure that the second half is available before downloading this book. That being said, if the second half is as good as the first then I would definitely recommend this. Dumas' prequel to The Man in the Iron Mask I look forward to the continuation of this story, which is so necessary to the full appreciation of The Man in the Iron Mask. The style of this work far surpasses that of Twenty Years After and closely approaches that of The Three Musketeers and The Man in the Iron Mask. All I ask of Audible is the addition of the second part of this work and the additional of any other work of Dumas that becomes available -- the two remaining parts of Queen Margot, for instance. Amazing story. Captivating, intriguing I wish I had discovered these novels earlier in life. The characters lend lessons to even modern life. The plots twist, surprise and rend the heart. Dumas created a literary style with strong echoes heard today. Yes, it is entertaining. And very interesting reading, well worth your time. And of course Simon Vance is the master. So the narrator does the author justice.

Demian Audiobook by Hermann Hesse
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Demian Audiobook by Hermann Hesse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Demian Author: Hermann Hesse Narrator: Jason McCoy Format: Unabridged Length: 5 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 09-14-11 Publisher: BN Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 53 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Demian: The Story of Emil Sinclair's Youth is a Bildungsroman by Hermann Hesse, first published in 1919; a prologue was added in 1960. Demian was first published under the pseudonym "Emil Sinclair", the name of the narrator of the story, but Hesse was later revealed to be the author. Emil Sinclair is a young boy raised in a bourgeois home, amidst what is described as a Scheinwelt, a play on words that means "world of light" as well as "world of illusion". Emil's entire existence can be summarized as a struggle between two worlds: the show world of illusion (related to the Hindu concept of maya) and the real world, the world of spiritual truth. In the course of the novel, accompanied and prompted by his mysterious classmate 'Max Demian', he detaches from and revolts against the superficial ideals of the world of appearances and eventually awakens into a realization of self. Members Reviews: A pre-Great War, gnostic, Jungian bildungsroman. Probably the best pre-Great War, gnostic, Jungian bildungsroman I've read/listened to this year. A good novel, just not a great one. I loved 'Siddhartha' and enjoyed 'Narcissus and Goldmund', but 'Demian' just didn't do it for me. Don't get me wrong, I'm glad I read it, but looking back, I could have probably skipped this one and not felt I missed something big or transformational. The narrator did a fine job, and this is one of those novels where it is best to listen to it while drifting off into that smokey state between wakefulness and sleep. Laying there, dreaming, counting birds escaping from eggs; hatching plans with the devil of my day residue. 40 years later I first read most of the Hesse books some 40 years ago when i was in college and the army. I enjoyed them all then and Demian waas my favorite. I've read all my favorites again and this one is still the best for me. This book was written in 1919, 93 years ago, right after WWII which I believe Hesse fought in. The coming of age of Emil Sinclair has some very interseting aspects to it, if you're a thinker and think about life and where you fit in, you'll likely enjoy this tale. A complex coming of age novel This is the story of a young boy coming of age in the pre World War I era. The listener is quickly and thoroughly engaged in the timeless themes of family, friends, loves, and temptations. Hesse's insights are thought provoking and deserving of continued reflection as history does repeat itself. Read by Seinfeld. My favorite book, ruined by narration. Sounded like Seinfeld reading with a valley girl accent. I couldn't even take five minutes of it! Good book about life easy to listen for foreigners. I'read this book 3 times, this was my 1st time in audio. excelllent choice! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Hunchback of Notre Dame Audiobook by Victor Hugo
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame Audiobook by Victor Hugo

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Hunchback of Notre Dame Author: Victor Hugo Narrator: Jim Killavey Format: Unabridged Length: 18 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 01-16-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Hunchback of Notre Dame (original French title, Notre-Dame de Paris) is set in 1482 in Paris, in and around the cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris. It tells the story of a poor Gypsy girl (La Esmeralda) and a misshapen bell-ringer (Quasimodo), one of the most colorful characters in literature, who falls in love with her. They are both victimized by a corrupt priest (Claude Frollo) and begin an adventure filled with great peril and great heroism. The book was enormously popular in France and became so in translations in other countries. It's popularity has continued to this day. ©1831 Gosselin Co.; (P)1994 Jimcin Recordings Members Reviews: Morbid love described .... This book, probably read by millions of people, has so many senses, so many meanings, that it is hard to say, which is the one, the most important, the key meaning. There is love for Paris, love for Notre-Dame, love for love .... But the thread I want to tell about in this review is that of morbid love. It is represented by the lust of Claude Frollo - the priest, to the young girl. The lust that ultimately takes her to her death under Paris's gibbet. The lust, that was not true love, that brings only unhappiness, grief and finally the death. And this thread of the book, the slow and deep analysis of this morbid feeling is what gives the book its universal meaning - how often we meet such cravings in our life - even if not in us, but around us.... And there is also a counter-tone, the tone of true, deep and unspoken love. Love that does not search for its fulfillment, for its satisfaction - the love of Quasimodo for Esmeralda. The love of ultimate care for the dead body of living soul - the love that seeks for its end in death - but the death in the eternal embrace of her body, thrown into Montfau?on - the common grave for people lost like her - in the dark ages of Paris ... All - read this book, Victor Hugo is one of the greatest .... Awful Narration How could the performance have been better? Narration is monotone and the narrator pronounces words incorrectly. Any additional comments? I wish I could enjoy this book, which is obviously a classic, but the narration is terrible. Great book, mediocre narration I am sure there is a better narrator out there... this version is of the style that puts the narrator at the center of attention (as though somebody is simply reading the book to you), rather than making him a vehicle for the author and allowing the story to come to life. Narration Review. Book is a classic. The narration is disappointing. The inflection at the end of phrases is excessive and drawn out making it difficult to follow the lengthy sentences and becomes boring. Terrible narration! I'm having trouble even getting through this book. The narrator has horrible, horrible French pronunciation, and sounds like he's reading the book, not narrating a story. It's distracting. Maybe I'll get past it, but so far, it's really difficult. They could have at least found someone who can pronounce the names properly. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Audiobook by Niccolo Machiavelli, Israel Bouseman
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The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Audiobook by Niccolo Machiavelli, Israel Bouseman

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Prince by Niccolo Machiavelli Subtitle: The Complete Work Plus an Overview, Chapter by Chapter Summary and Author Biography! Author: Niccolo Machiavelli, Israel Bouseman Narrator: Doug Eisengrein Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 35 mins Language: English Release date: 08-03-17 Publisher: AudioLearn Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Prince, is the best known work by Italian diplomat, Nicolo Machiavelli. It is, in essence, a manual for rulership. The Prince, was a distinctly original work, written in the late Renaissance, and characterized by a realistic, perhaps even ruthless perspective, of both human nature and politics. It inspired the term "Machiavellian", and brought it into common use to describe unscrupulous politics. Machiavelli is seen as the father of modern political theory. His perspective in The Prince reflects a unique insight into human nature, and the nature of statecraft, offering clear, and powerful instructions for anyone in the field of politics, from the Renaissance to the modern era. The audiobook version of The Prince, is prefaced with a biography of the author and a background of the work itself, shedding some light on the mind that produced it, and the era which shaped his perspective. Also included are an overview, synopsis, and analysis of the work. The summary is capped with a brief look at the historical context of Machiavelli's work, as well as the criticisms it has evoked, and the impact he has had on society. This is an ideal work for those interested in history, politics, or sociology, a unique and useful work, which offers a plethora of instructions for dealing with power on any level. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Metamorphosis Audiobook by Franz Kafka
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Metamorphosis Audiobook by Franz Kafka

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Metamorphosis Author: Franz Kafka Narrator: Martin Jarvis Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins Language: English Release date: 02-10-05 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 138 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Gregor Samsa wakes up one morning to find he has been transformed into a gigantic insect. This extraordinary tale of imagination was written by Kafka against the backdrop of increasing turmoil in central Europe and remains not just an affecting tale but a disturbing allegory. Critic Reviews: "Kafka expertly portrays the vagaries of the human heart in a recording that the gifted Martin Jarvis elevates to an audio classic, employing his storytelling skills and knowing inflections in a lively and charming narration occasionally punctuated by scratchy, whimsical violins....This unforgettable audio movie is vivid and disturbing, shot through with black humor." (AudioFile) Members Reviews: A Classic Kafka's works are very well known for their introspective examination of the human condition. This is a must read for literary fans all over. How would you react if one day you woke up as a giant bug?? The actual story is quite depressing as it turns an impossible situation into a study on the interaction he must face with his own family. And I must say, his family's decisions are quite plausible although not very heartwarming. This is not a happy book, only because it faces sad realities of shock and eventually loss. The book ends with the only way it should and although it is quite sad, it is very well written. It fulfills it's goals and leaves you thinking, placing yourself in the position of the main character and the his family. Haunting! Any additional comments? Physiologically, no insect could ever be as large as a human being. Thus, this short storys premise of a young man waking up one morning as a huge insect is completely absurd. Yet, the story is masterfully written in such a matter-of-fact style that the listener grants it almost undoubted plausibility. The resulting nightmarish quality provides a lasting memory that brings one to ponder on social stigma and integration. It is definitely a very worthwhile purchase. Don't want to wake up like this Kafka creates despair in his character from the start. The listener understands that this may not end well. It is well written as one can see in his mind's eye the desolate room in which the occupant lives. Enjoyable to reflect on the individual as he changes. very different story This was a very differnt story - one about a young man who wakes up as an insect. It was a little strange, but the narration was excellent and it held my interest. The only thing I didn't like about it was the ending. I thought it was a little abrupt. Ace It is quite a strange story but wonderfully written and well narrated, never read/listened to any Kafka before but this has certainly wetted my thirst for more. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Candide Audiobook by Voltaire
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Candide Audiobook by Voltaire

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Candide Author: Voltaire Narrator: Roy Macready Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 27 mins Language: English Release date: 04-14-16 Publisher: Spiders' House Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 27 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The story follows the eponymous hero and his tutor Doctor Pangloss through a series of adventures and misfortunes, all the time doggedly attempting, against the odds, to adhere to the doctor's philosophy that "all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds". Members Reviews: Best possible reading of this best possible story This is my favorite reading of my favorite piece of literature! The narration is absolutely superb! perfect narrator for the story This is a story that has everything. War, peace, rape, murder, true love. The narrator kept the drama without going over the top and kept me interested to the end. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre Hörbuch von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre Hörbuch von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Wilhelm Meisters Lehrjahre Autor:: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Erzähler: Hans Jochim Schmidt Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 26 hrs and 24 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 08-31-12 Herausgeber: Vorleser Schmidt Hörbuchverlag Bewertung: 5 von 5 von 1 Stimmen Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Die "Lehrjahre" schildern den Versuch der allseitigen Selbstverwirklichung eines bürgerlichen Individuums und die Gefahr der Reduzierung auf die Subjektivität. Die sachbezogene Verantwortung für andere erreicht schließlich, dass die Kunst nicht als Leben ausgegeben, sondern am Leben wie an einem Kunstwerk gearbeitet wird. Die "Lehrjahre" vermitteln mit der Bildungsgeschichte eines Einzelnen kompendienartig die Bildungsmächte der Epoche: die Bürgerkultur und den Adelsstand, die aufgeklärte Weltlichkeit und die pietistische Innerlichkeit. Der Erzähler dieser sinngefügten Welt ist nicht allwissend, aber alles lenkend, seinen durchsichtig gestalteten Figuren mit subtiler Ironie zugetan. Für das "so genannte breite Publikum" ist auch dieses Hörbuch nicht gedacht. Es fordert dem Hörer, der Hörerin schon wegen seiner schieren Länge und des bedächtigen Flusses der Handlung einiges Durchhaltevermögen und Mitdenken ab. ©1986 Reclam Verlag (P)2012 Vorleser Schmidt Mitglieder Bewertungen: Incontrovertibly classic. It's simple! This is a classic, the iconic Bildungsroman, a key to understanding nineteenth- century and later German culture. One must do honor to Goethe's viewpoint because he influenced so many other new lights in the culture. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Beauty and the Beast Audiobook by Madame de Villeneuve
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Beauty and the Beast Audiobook by Madame de Villeneuve

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Beauty and the Beast Author: Madame de Villeneuve Narrator: Al Kessel Format: Unabridged Length: 44 mins Language: English Release date: 07-31-17 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: A story as old as time.... You've heard the tale of the Beauty and the Beast before, but not like this. The original French fairy tale written by Madame de Villeneuve relates the tale of a wealthy family plagued by misfortune and of a father who wished to give his beloved daughter, Beauty, the only gift she desired - a rose. But the rose Beauty's father decides to pick for her comes with a great price - a price exacted by the lord of the palace, a Beast of a man! Members Reviews: The story you know is only half of it! 4 out of five only because I was hoping for more metaphors eluding to the dichotomy of opposites inherent in all relationships. Instead, I was delighted to find back story, history, surprise twists, intrigue and......well, I won't ruin it for anyone! So many seemingly disconnected pieces all coming together in the end....so much fun. Couldn't put it down, good thing there was a blizzard and no work that day! Five Stars Enjoyed reading the original. Disneys adaption interesting. Original not a fairy tale I love the story of Beauty and the Beast I love the story of Beauty and the Beast, but didn't realize that the book was only 15 pages long. A very long and confusing book. I had read the shorten version of this book & was looking forward to enjoying this one. Instead I found myself confused & having to re-read portions to make sense of what I was reading. I hurried through it just to finish. I wouldn't have finished it except I had paid for it so I felt I owed myself. An Expanded Experience with some suspense My favorite fairy tale with more background but didn't like the part of family connection. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Le temps retrouvé (À la recherche du temps perdu 6) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust
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Le temps retrouvé (À la recherche du temps perdu 6) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Le temps retrouvé (À la recherche du temps perdu 6) Auteur: Marcel Proust Narrateur: Daniel Mesguich Format: Abridged Durée: 6 hrs and 9 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 09-15-16 Éditeur: Frémeaux & Associés Evaluation: 5 sur 5 sur 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Pour la première fois, un éditeur, Frémeaux & Associés, présente l'essentiel de l'œuvre de Marcel Proust à travers une écoute choisie d'À la recherche du temps perdu. La quintessence du chef-d'œuvre de Marcel Proust est ici sélectionnée avec soin et finesse par Paul Desalmand puis transmise, avec une justesse et une maîtrise de la langue remarquables, par Daniel Mesguich qui met tout son talent au service de la beauté et du sens du texte. Un voyage au cœur de cette œuvre immense et grandiose dans laquelle Marcel Proust peint avec précision et subtilité les circonvolutions de la psychologie humaine. Le temps retrouvé : Dans un Paris assombri par les feux de la guerre, la mondanité poursuit son cours. C'est un Paris pourtant métamorphosé que redécouvre le narrateur. Ses amis, plus vieux et ridicules que jamais, sont devenus méconnaissables. La vieillesse est ici la cause de ces changements. Elle n'épargne pas le narrateur, dont les vertiges et les questionnements face à l'épaisseur du temps passé retentissent à travers la voix de Daniel Mesguich. Afin de clore la série des enregistrements d'À la recherche du temps perdu, Frémeaux & Associés est fier de proposer, en bonus de ce coffret, l'interview exclusive de Daniel Mesguich par Félix Libris sur l'Art de la lecture. Cet audio est accompagné d'un document annexe se trouvant dans votre bibliothèque après achat. ©2016 Frémeaux & Associés (P)2016 Frémeaux & Associés Avis des membres: Cheap for a reason. Not complete. Starts in middle. Some kind of abridged version. Trying to get my money back. Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Les Miserables Audiobook by Victor Hugo
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Les Miserables Audiobook by Victor Hugo

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Les Miserables Author: Victor Hugo Narrator: Walter Covell Format: Abridged Length: 33 hrs and 19 mins Language: English Release date: 10-10-05 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 152 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: About the abridgement The one major issue of this book is Hugo's long "asides" in which he departs from the action to write about anything he finds of interest. In the printed version, one can simply flip by those pages to get back to the story. That is not so easy in an audio version so these tangents have been removed. The whole story, all 33 plus hours of it, remains. Members Reviews: astounding I went into this title expecting it to be a challenge, and it was that. But oh what a wonderful challenge!! Anyone who has ever said "you are what your read" would be telling the truth having read Les Miserables, because having finished it I truly believe it has become a part of who I am. One thing is for certain, when Victor Hugo sets out to make a point he definitely makes one, whether you want to wait for it to finally be over with or not! And just when you think you cannot bear for him to continue, he stops and returns back to the story, weaves it together perfectly, and you feel a sublime sense of awareness at having listened and understood exactly what he is trying to convey. While spinning on a point until it is driven into the ground, describing multiple complex details of dozens and dozens of characters that you are certain you will never be able to retain, like the composer of the most intricate symphony, the result is magnificent, and the characters are alive in your heart and mind. Initially I thought the narration had a somewhat "high school documentary" tone to it, but as it progressed it became enchanting, and although I do not speak French so I do not know if his pronunciations were correct, I thought it was beautifully done. Some of the recording/play quality was a little off, and there was a point where a whole "chapter" was repeated (when Cosette goes to the well at night), and another where a "chapter" heading was repeated, but other than that it was very clear and well done. Definitely time well spent! Some day I will try to tackle the double-length unabridged version to get more of the "thoughts of the day" from Hugo. Well done I tried listening to another, full length version of this book and didn't get very far. The "asides" were just too much to take. This, while still quite long, cut to the heart of the story and was quite fascinating. A wonderful reading as well. Long but Beautiful I read this as a precursor to watching the play. I was a little skeptical to begin with due to it's length. In the end I was extremely pleased by the book. It gave huge insights into the story that I loved (from the play and the movie). Having read the book, I would claim this is one of the most beautiful stories of all time. Abridged? Never! Except this time. I loved the Broadway musical. I greatly enjoyed the movie too. What I liked best about the movie is it added some details from the book that were impossible to include on the stage. However, as often happens, the book reigns triumphant over any other version of Victor Hugo's masterpiece. However, Hugo was ridiculously wordy with literally hundreds of pages that he himself admits are irrelevant to the story. As such, I highly recommend this abridged version for any normal human beings who, unlike me, do not feel obsessively compulsed to read unabridged versions.

Candide and Zadig Audiobook by Voltaire
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Candide and Zadig Audiobook by Voltaire

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Candide and Zadig Author: Voltaire Narrator: Clive Chafer Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 06-09-11 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 18 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: These two classic coming-of-age stories by Voltaire parody the romanticism of his day with the ruthless wit that has made him the undisputed master of social commentary. Candide, which is alternately titled Optimism, is a merciless satire and exposé of the ideas and institutions men live by. In this philosophical fantasy, the naïve Candide comes to witness and to suffer such misfortune that he rejects the philosophy of his tutor, Dr. Pangloss, who claims that all is for the best in this best of all possible worlds. Zadig is the story of another optimistyoung, rich, beautiful, and engaged to a woman he loves. When his early hopes and assets are destroyed, he embarks on a journey that will systematically explore science, religion, and the military, contributing to each, betrayed by all. Through these trials, he will eventually win the kingdom of Babylon. Critic Reviews: A masterful satire on the follies and vices of men. (Masterpieces of World Literature on Candide) Members Reviews: Two Beautifully-read Masterpieces Clive Chafer interprets the satire, humor and wit of Voltaire beautifully. This was a delightful listen! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

We Audiobook by Evgeny Zamyatin
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We Audiobook by Evgeny Zamyatin

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: We Author: Evgeny Zamyatin Narrator: Denis Nekrasov Format: Abridged Length: 7 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 05-25-12 Publisher: Agentstvo, Ltd. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: A classic by an outstanding Russian writer of the 20th century, Yevgeny Zamyatin (1884-1937). We opened a whole trend in the literature of the 20h century. It prompted George Orwell to write his immortal novel 1984. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Camille Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas fils
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Camille Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas fils

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Camille Subtitle: The Lady of the Camellias Author: Alexandre Dumas fils Narrator: Alyssa Bresnahan, John McDonough, Firdous Bamji Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 09-20-11 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 43 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in 1848, Camille captivated Paris and has inspired countless adaptations. This classic story of love and loss is based on the authors real-life affair with courtesan Marie Duplessis. Also known as The Lady of the Camellias, the novel follows the courtesan Marguerite Gautier through her tumultuous love affair with handsomebut middle classArmand Duval. Before their passionate affair is over, one lover must give up everything. Editorial Reviews: John McDonough captures our interest immediately as he tells us hes about to recount a story in which "all of the participants are still alive." The energy with which he proclaims this fact snags the curious listener. McDonough is the perfect objective recorder as he lays out the tragic, doomed affair of Marguerite Gautier and her Armand. Firdous Bamji is sensitive and passionate as he tells Armands story, while Alyssa Bresnahan is a lovely Marguerite. Her understated performance turns moments of melodrama into poignant vignettes. An excellent audio reflecting the way conforming to a repressive societys norms can ruin lives. Members Reviews: Better than Play, Opera, or Movie This is an amazing and beautiful book. I had read the play and seen the opera and the movie, and liked them all, but I was still surprised how much I liked this book. This was intense and captivating. The structure of the novel is wonderful, with the end at the beginning (which would have been too intense at the end) then transitioning narrator and the beginning of the story then culminating powerfully. It is quite rare that a novel gets me to cry, but this one sure did (even though I knew the story). Even if you didn't like the play, opera or movie, I would still recommend this wonderful novel. The narration is pretty close to perfect, with multiple actors doing a great job with the challenging and emotional characterizations. A fully emotional & captivating book What made the experience of listening to Camille the most enjoyable? The characters and society of the times were brought to life magnificently What was one of the most memorable moments of Camille? When Marguerite's own voice explained through her letter her selfless actions and her personal suffering that no doubt caused her consequential decline and demise. What about the narratorss performance did you like? All the narrators made the listener believe they were listening to the voice of the actual characters If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be? The intensity and emotion of La Traviata brought to life in heart-wrenching detail one voice almost wish it were one voice, but it was beautiful . each style was done well. Beautiful story It captures many romantic characteristics. Great Romanticism read. I definitely recommend it. Beautiful story of love. Sad, but lovely Great narration. The story itself was simple, yet very touching. I don't think time can ever change such a classic love story. You can see the same thing happen now, on television or perhaps in real life. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Kreutzer Sonata Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy
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The Kreutzer Sonata Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Kreutzer Sonata Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Simon Prebble Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 02-21-12 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 50 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the worlds greatest novelists, Leo Tolstoy was also the author of a number of superb short stories, one of his best known being The Kreutzer Sonata. This macabre story involves the murder of a wife by her husband. It is a penetrating study of jealousy as well as a piercing complaint about the way in which society educates men and women in matters of sex - a serious condemnation of the mores and attitudes of the wealthy, educated class. Leo Tolstoy (18281910) was born in Russia. His parents, who died when he was young, were of noble birth. He served in the army in the Caucasus and Crimea, where he wrote his first stories. He is especially known for his masterpieces, War and Peace (1869) and Anna Karenina (1877). Members Reviews: Very good short story Tale of a man's jealousy over his wife's affections for another man. Tremendous reading, enjoyed it. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Finnegans Wake Audiobook by James Joyce
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Finnegans Wake Audiobook by James Joyce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Finnegans Wake Author: James Joyce Narrator: Jim Norton, Marcella Riordan Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 10 mins Language: English Release date: 09-15-11 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Finnegans Wake, the greatest avant-garde novel of all time, was first published 70 years ago - and people are still trying to work out what it is about. There is Humphrey Chimpden Earwicker - aka HCE (Here Comes Everyone) - and Anna Livia Plurabelle, but also Finnegan the hod carrier (or was he a giant?), whose wake is the subject of the book. This is a masterly reading of the abridged version, with copious notes aiding comprehension. Critic Reviews: "Listening to Jim Norton and Marcella Riordan is a lot easier than trying to read the book." (The Guardian) Members Reviews: awesome
this is the best audio version by far if you want to understand and enjoy FW this is a must have. FW is the craziest deepest and funniest book ever written....satirical in. a warm Irish way......totally existential and so human. without this audio version you'll struggle to follow the book....enjoy! Then again's a snake. Ich bin. An easier read when listened to than read without listening. C'est la vie! Sixteen five one nine. Exquisite What made the experience of listening to Finnegans Wake the most enjoyable? Jim Norton is an incredible narrator. His grasp of the nuance and movement of this incredibly obtuse and almost nonsensical piece of literature grants it meaning far beyond that which I could have picked out on my own. Any additional comments? It is a shame that it is abridged; I understand the immensity of the task if it were to have been unabridged and appreciate the already impressive work done here, but I could listen to Jim Norton forever. On that note, too, I was not extremely pleased by the interruption by Marcella Riordan, though it was likely a choice made for the integrity of the literature. My Take On The Wake (with Audible & Kindle) l'm loving it! A very worthwhile project! Close reading concurrent with audio works a treat! Elucidating I've been a long time James Joyce fan but always felt too intimidated to attempt 'The Wake'. When I saw the audio version on Audible I decided to listen and decide whether I wanted to attempt the full book. And I do! The well acted reading is illuminating and I was able to enjoy the rhythms and musicality of the words as I believe Joyce intended. I would recommend this audio book to any one who lives poetry or James Joyce. My only criticism of the recording would be the 'sign off' at the end, this makes it difficult to skip back to the beginning straight after listening and preserve the circular nature of the novel. Well worth a listen though! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Complete Writings of St. Francis of Assisi with Biography Audiobook by St. Francis of Assisi, Z. El Bey
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The Complete Writings of St. Francis of Assisi with Biography Audiobook by St. Francis of Assisi, Z. El Bey

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Complete Writings of St. Francis of Assisi with Biography Author: St. Francis of Assisi, Z. El Bey Narrator: Melissa Silvestro Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 52 mins Language: English Release date: 01-02-14 Publisher: Zaafirah El-bey Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 11 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Complete Writings of St. Francis Assisi is the only audiobook on the market to include the original writings of St. Francis, his own work, "The Prayers of St. Francis", "The Little Flowers of St. Francis" and a biography of the life and achievements of St. Francis. St. Francis was an extraordinary writer and poet whose writings are sure to move the young and seasoned writer on topics such as life, love, the environment, and animals all while keeping a close walk with your creator. Members Reviews: Great Collection - Poor Recording If you could sum up The Complete Writings of St. Francis of Assisi with Biography in three words, what would they be? What a wonderful gift - biographies, the Little Flowers, lives of early followers - an unexpected treasure. Unfortunately, the publisher scrimped on the recording. It sounds like they're using some sort of editing program that deletes tiny bits of silence - making the recording sound like a patchwork quilt.I'll listen anyway - the Little Flowers are irresistible. But really, we deserve a quality recording! Would you be willing to try another one of Melissa Silvestros performances? Her reading voice is fine. The problem is with the editing and splicing of tiny segments. Just turn on the mic and let her read! Get a new Narrator! Great writtings should savored, like dark chocolate or fine wine. The narrator sucks the life out of the reader from the 3rd word annd made it impossible to finish. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Les mots Livre Audio par Jean-Paul Sartre
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Les mots Livre Audio par Jean-Paul Sartre

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Les mots Auteur: Jean-Paul Sartre Narrateur: Michel Bouquet Format: Unabridged Durée: 6 hrs and 13 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 05-27-15 Éditeur: Gallimard Evaluation: 5 sur 5 sur 5 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: "J'ai commencé ma vie comme je la finirai sans doute:au milieu des livres. Dans le bureau de mon grand-père, il y en avait partout; défense était de les faire épousseter sauf une fois l'an, avant la rentrée d'octobre. Je ne savais pas encore lire que, déjà, je les révérais, ces pierres levées:droites ou penchées, serrées comme des briques sur les rayons de la bibliothèque ou noblement espacées en allées de menhirs, je sentais que la prospérité de notre famille en dépendait..." ©1964 Éditions Gallimard (P)2010 Éditions Gallimard Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Dichtung und Wahrheit Hörbuch von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
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Dichtung und Wahrheit Hörbuch von Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Dichtung und Wahrheit Untertitel: Aus meinem Leben Autor:: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Erzähler: Hans Jochim Schmidt Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 35 hrs and 40 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 05-07-14 Herausgeber: Vorleser Schmidt Hörbuchverlag Bewertung: 4.5 von 5 von 3 Stimmen Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Diese Lebensgeschichte des berühmtesten deutschen Dichters bezieht sich auf die Jahre1749 bis 1775. Sie entstand in der Zeit von 1808 bis 1831 und ist zweifellos eine der bedeutendsten Autobiographien der Weltliteratur und ein wahres Hausbuch. Zu diesem Titel erhalten Sie eine PDF-Datei, die nach dem Kauf automatisch Ihrer Bibliothek hinzugefügt wird. © Gemeinfrei (P)2014 Vorleser Schmidt Hörbuchverlag Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Der grüne Heinrich Hörbuch von Gottfried Keller
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Der grüne Heinrich Hörbuch von Gottfried Keller

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Der grüne Heinrich Untertitel: Zweite Fassung Autor:: Gottfried Keller Erzähler: Hans Jochim Schmidt Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 35 hrs and 19 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 11-25-13 Herausgeber: Vorleser Schmidt Hörbuchverlag Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: "Der Roman sollte .. nicht eine bloße Abschrift des Erlebten, sondern eine Dichtung sein, die allerdings ihre Nahrung aus dem Erleben und ihre Innerlichkeit und Form aus der menschlichen und künstlerischen Erfahrung gewann" (Gustav Steiner in der Einleitung des Bandes, der dieser Lesung zugrunde liegt (Diogenes 1993)). Mit einem Wort: Dieses ist ein - was es ja nicht so oft gibt - unterhaltsamer Bildungsroman im autobiographischen Gewande. Zu diesem Titel erhalten Sie eine PDF-Datei, die nach dem Kauf automatisch Ihrer Bibliothek hinzugefügt wird. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Le côté de Guermantes ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 3) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust
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Le côté de Guermantes ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 3) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Le côté de Guermantes ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 3) Auteur: Marcel Proust Narrateur: Robin Renucci, Guillaume Gallienne Format: Unabridged Durée: 23 hrs and 4 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 09-13-17 Éditeur: Éditions Thélème Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: "Le pépiement matinal des oiseaux semblait insipide à Françoise. Chaque parole des 'bonnes' la faisait sursauter ; incommodée par tous leurs pas, elle s'interrogeait sur eux ; c'est que nous avions déménagé." Cet audio est accompagné d'un document annexe se trouvant dans votre bibliothèque après achat. © Domaine public (P)2001 Éditions Thélème Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Justine Audiobook by Marquis De Sade
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Justine Audiobook by Marquis De Sade

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Justine Subtitle: Volume 1 Author: Marquis De Sade Narrator: Susan Penhaligon Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 48 mins Language: English Release date: 01-22-09 Publisher: The Copyright Group Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 84 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Sexual degradation, humiliation and erotic pain are eloquently and openly explored in a novel that was to become the most famous and infamous of all de Sade's work. Despite six reprints the book's candor and sexual explicitness outraged the French establishment so much so that both de Sade and his publisher were arrested and instructed to relinquish any further copies and manuscripts in their possession. Today Justine Volume 1 remains a quintessential chronicle of unspeakable carnal desires. This production is read by Susan Penhaligon who will be very familiar for her television work amongst which 'Casualty', 'Upstairs Downstairs', and 'Bergerac' take their place alongside her ground breaking role in 'Bouquet of Barbed Wire'. Members Reviews: The philosophies of De Sade shown clearly. I can defiantly see De Sade's philosophies alive in this work of fiction. The erotic atrocities depicted in the text would be very unpalatable if it were not for his clever use of language to soften these deeds; capturing the reader with his words making one actually forget that the vicious acts depicted are just that... The reader is sucked into this tale; and not just for the pity of the wretched misfortunes suffered by poor young Justine... Poor Justine not a very smart nor lucky girl. What did you love best about Justine? It is not a book that one grows to love. It is disheartening through and through. Have you listened to any of Susan Penhaligons other performances before? How does this one compare? I have not listened to her before. If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be? No justice for Justine. Any additional comments? This was mostly a political commentary. Deceit, corruption and lack of justice for the common person, only the corrupt and criminal make good, abuse of power and taking advantage of the weak run amuck. Not a very enlightening tale. And poor Justine never seemed to learn. Walking from one bad situation into another. Beautifully Told This was a very interesting story well told! entertaining Merely a playground for the author. Yet, its descriptions are just as exquisite as they are vicious. Leaves a lot to be desired, but worth it for such a short book. got too violent Would you try another book from Marquis De Sade and/or Susan Penhaligon? doubt it Has Justine turned you off from other books in this genre? probably . book was mentioned by shaman in an interview .. but is just too violent and abusive to finish What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment? disgust at the abuse Any additional comments? would like to return it Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Münchhausen Hörbuch von Gottfried August Bürger
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Münchhausen Hörbuch von Gottfried August Bürger

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Münchhausen Autor:: Gottfried August Bürger Erzähler: Karlheinz Gabor Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 3 hrs Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 08-19-14 Herausgeber: Audio Media Digital Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Münchhausens Ritt auf der Kanonenkugel, sein Entenfang durch eine Leine mit Speckstücken samt darauf folgender Luftfahrt oder aber seine spektakuläre Befreiung aus dem Sumpf durch das Herausziehen an seinem eigenen Zopf: Wenn Baron von Münchhausen im kleinen Kreise seiner Freunde seine abenteuerlichen und phantastischen Geschichten zum Besten gibt, biegen sich die Balken. Zu Recht wird er schließlich auch der Lügenbaron genannt... ©2014 Audio Media Digital (P)2014 Audio Media Digital Mitglieder Bewertungen: Travel narratives translated from English? Gottfried August Bürger is apparently a 18th century German poet. Wikipedia reports: "Bürger is known for German translations of Baron Munchausenâs narrative of his marvellous travels and campaigns in Russia by Rudolf Erich Raspe . . . In his introduction to the 1788 German edition, Bürger admitted to adapting and elaborating the original English-language works, and, despite his clear notice that he was doing a translation, for some time Bürger was believed to be the author of the tales." My guiess is that this is what is contained in this Kindle edition; do correct me if I'm wrong! I'm archiving it for when my German improves. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Idiot Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The Idiot Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Idiot Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Narrator: Alastair Cameron Format: Unabridged Length: 23 hrs and 39 mins Language: English Release date: 01-27-17 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 40 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Young Prince Mishkin is that rare thing - a "completely beautiful human being". He is honest, humble, generous, and selfless, but unfortunately these traits mean he is often mistaken for an idiot. Upon his return to St. Petersburg, after being away at a Swiss sanatorium for the treatment of epilepsy, Prince Mishkin is taken under the wing of the wife of General Yepanchin, who arranges for him to live with the family of her money-obsessed friend Ganya. As Prince Mishkin attempts to rejoin high society and find a wife, his virtuousness causes him to make all sorts of blunders. Will Prince Mishkin manage to lure beautiful fallen woman Nastasya away from her other suitors, or will he choose instead the general's virginal daughter Aglaya? Will his goodness be rewarded, or just cause problems for everyone around him? The novel explores how this Christ-like figure functions in a world full of selfish and flawed human beings. Originally published in serialized form in the Russian Messenger, this book was written during a particularly tempestuous part of Dostoevsky's life and deals with themes of death, drunkenness, and redemption. It is particularly poignant as Dostoevsky suffered from epilepsy himself. Members Reviews: wow. i have never been inspired by an idiot this much. something truly special. stong recommendation Narrator needs work I disliked the narrator's voice, (which doesn't necessarily mean he's without talent), however, his female characters sound like the members of Monty Python impersonating women. Not a good thing for Dostoyevsky. A mix of soap opera and cheap philosophy I was interested in this book because it contained the phrase "Beauty will save the world"; and it was written by Fyodor Dostoyevski, a supposed Russian glory. When I read the summary, the premise attracted me: the story of a humble and noble man, caught in the middle of vile to average people, who all thought of him as an idiot, and his ability to shine and prove them wrong. The first part of the book was compelling, the characters were strong and the narrative smooth and fluid. However, in Part II my interest quickly started to vanish inside the myriad of dull and ordinary characters, impossible to distinguish from each other, and their endless, uneventful, boring, soap-opera like tirades and conversations. The most attractive character from Part I, Nastasia Philipovna, quickly (and surprisingly) fades into oblivion on Part II and the excitement she brought was never replaced by anything. I decided to stop after I heard the most horrid anti-catholic diatribe from the mouth of the Prince. In that moment I had decided I couldn't take it anymore. I guess that was supposed to be Dostoyevski's high moral teaching? That the Catholic Church is the home of the AntiChrist and the house of all evil? Bo-ring! I don't care what anyone says this book was not worth my time. I feel like "The Idiot" for having listened as far as I did. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Sodome et Gomorrhe (À la recherche du temps perdu 4) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust
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Sodome et Gomorrhe (À la recherche du temps perdu 4) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Sodome et Gomorrhe (À la recherche du temps perdu 4) Auteur: Marcel Proust Narrateur: Daniel Mesguich Format: Abridged Durée: 5 hrs and 8 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 11-05-15 Éditeur: Frémeaux & Associés Evaluation: 4.5 sur 5 sur 3 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Pour la première fois, un éditeur présente l'essentiel de l'œuvre de Marcel Proust, en présentant une écoute choisie d'À la recherche du temps perdu. Frémeaux & Associés propose une anthologie d'À la recherche du temps perdu. La quintessence du chef-d'œuvre de Marcel Proust est ici choisie avec soin et finesse par Paul Desalmand puis transmise, avec une justesse et une maîtrise de la langue remarquables, par Daniel Mesguich qui met tout son talent au service de la beauté et du sens du texte. Un voyage au cœur de cette œuvre immense et grandiose dans laquelle Marcel Proust peint avec précision et subtilité les circonvolutions de la psychologie humaine. Sodome et Gomorrhe. Ce quatrième volume offre une plongée au cœur des mystérieuses contrées de Sodome et Gomorrhe qu'explore avec curiosité le narrateur à travers Charlus et Albertine. Plus largement, nous est peint une société de masques où l'hypocrisie et l'individualisme creusent un fossé entre les êtres. L'incompréhension passe par le langage, qu'il soit comique et touchant comme la parlure de la fille de Françoise et celle des deux courrières de lhôtel de Balbec, ou maladroit et cinglant comme celui des Verdurin. L'acuité du regard de Proust, enrichi par le talent de Daniel Mesguich, exacerbe ici l'incommunicabilité entre les êtres, leur incapacité à se comprendre et donc leur profonde solitude. © Domaine public (P)2015 Frémeaux & Associés Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost Audiobook by Oscar Wilde, Gareth Tilley (dramatized by)
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Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost Audiobook by Oscar Wilde, Gareth Tilley (dramatized by)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Oscar Wilde's The Canterville Ghost Author: Oscar Wilde, Gareth Tilley (dramatized by) Narrator: Jerry Robbins, J.T. Turner, The Colonial Radio Players, Diane Capen, James Turner, Gabriel Clark, Cynthia Pape, John Pease Format: Original Recording Length: 1 hr and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 04-26-13 Publisher: The Colonial Radio Theatre on Brilliance Audio Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 96 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Written by Gareth Tilley and Oscar Wilde, Dramatized by Gareth Tilley. The full list of readers includes: The Colonial Radio Players, Jerry Robbins, J. T. Turner, Diane Capen, Colin Budzyna, James Turner, Sevan Dulgarian, Gabriel Clark, Cynthia Pape, John Pease, and Hugh Metzler. Meet the Otis family: Mister and Missus, and their four children - Washington; the twins called Stars and Stripes; and their daughter, Virginia. They've just moved from America and into the English country manor of Canterville Chase. Though rumors persist that the house is haunted, the Otis' have none of it, and set about making the house their own. Then come the mysterious clanking chains and the bloodstains on the floor, and soon even the Otis family must come face to face with that most feared of creatures - The Canterville Ghost. But will the Ghost be able to survive his encounters with the erstwhile Americans? Based on the immortal short story by Oscar Wilde, the award-winning Colonial Radio Theatre presents this most macabrely witty tale about life, death, love, fear, and Pinkerton's Champion Stain Remover. "The Canterville Ghost" comes to life in a spirited production - filled with lush music and evocative sound effects - which will have you laughing and shrieking in equal measure. Members Reviews: Funny Stuff !! Colonial Radio Theater does it again. We really enjoyed the story-the music, sound effects, and the voices. CRT picks the best stories. Keep up the great work Another great CRT performance! I have started my Colonial Radio Theater collection. They do a wonderful job. Top Shelf! Well Done. Enjoyable, but the overall pacing of the performance was fast, not rushed, simply told too quickly. charming The girl who played Virginia was rather stilted in her performance but it was still an enjoyable listening. wonderfully funny and entertaining! it's like being at the theater only better, I'm driving in my car at rush hour... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Charterhouse of Parma Audiobook by Henri Beyle Stendhal
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The Charterhouse of Parma Audiobook by Henri Beyle Stendhal

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Charterhouse of Parma Author: Henri Beyle Stendhal Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini Format: Unabridged Length: 19 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 11-06-13 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 60 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: In the coming-of-age story, we follow a young Italian nobleman, Fabrizio Valserra, Marchesino del Dongo, on many adventures, including his experiences at the Battle of Waterloo, and romantic intrigues. Members Reviews: Amazing novel finally available on audio! One of my favorite books, this title has not been available in audio in English until very recently. The work is hard to define -- part adventure, part a shameless exercise in romanticism, and part a realistic portrait of court politics that feels surprisingly contemporary. The text presupposes a basic knowledge of European history and politics of the period, and without such knowledge I found bits of the text confusing, especially when zipping by at audio speed. (In particular, replay chapter 1 before proceeding to start on a firm footing.) But the general flow of events becomes clear over time, and missing a few political nuances does not detract from a very enjoyable experience. Beautifully read by a skilled narrater. A classic you don't want to miss This is another classic I never got around to reading and finally Audiobooks made it possible for me to finally get to it. I thought it started a little slow but oh how it developed. It was hard to stop my walks and turn off my iPod. I walked extra just to keep listening. It is a French author writing about an Italian hero and I enjoyed the comments about the two different cultures. The beautiful Italian names will ring in my head forever. Don't miss it. Another version of Candide Any additional comments? This is a remarkable enjoyable epic of a young man in search of love encountering the ways of the world which have not changed since this book was written. It reminded me of Voltaire's Candide but far more sophisticated in nuance and breadth and soul. It's comparison of the French and Italian personas is very interesting. Surprisingly modern I read Red and Black many years ago, and I loved it then, but for some reason, I was ignorant of this beautiful and stirring novel. Napoleonic fiction Where does The Charterhouse of Parma rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? very high Who was your favorite character and why? Mosca, a complicated character What does Edoardo Ballerini bring to the story that you wouldnt experience if you just read the book? Depth, feeling, and wonderful pronunciation. If only all your readers of books with European words could pronounce them as well as he does. I look for books that he reads. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? all of it Any additional comments? Get Ballerini to do more readings. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia Audiobook by Samuel Johnson
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The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia Audiobook by Samuel Johnson

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The History of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia Author: Samuel Johnson Narrator: Steven Crossley Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 37 mins Language: English Release date: 09-19-16 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Rasselas and his companions escape the pleasures of the "happy valley" in order to make their "choice of life". By witnessing the misfortunes and miseries of others they come to understand the nature of happiness and value it more highly. Their travels and enquiries raise important practical and philosophical questions concerning many aspects of the human condition, including the business of a poet, the stability of reason, the immortality of the soul, and how to find contentment. Johnson's adaptation of the popular oriental tale displays his usual wit and perceptiveness; skeptical and probing, his tale nevertheless suggests that wisdom and self-knowledge need not be entirely beyond reach. Members Reviews: A Philosophical Stew. Dr. Samuel Johnson wrote this book nearly 250 years ago, and the short, thoughtful text is an important read for the Western reader. Bringing elements of Buddhist thought, and evoking images of Icarus and Deadalus, Plato, Cervantes, and others; Johnson's protagonist, Rasselas, and his retinue explore the meaning of life, death, marriage, children, learning, action versus inaction and many other topics in 100 short pages. Almost too dense in message to absorb, yet superficialy easy to read, Johnson's work will get the reader thinking about life's toughest question - can one truly be happy? Great Piece. I really enjoyed this novel. We used it as one of the novels for my 18th century literature course. It is short, more of a novella really. Love the moral about happiness. Something I would have wanted to read even if it wasn't required. Happiness is in the Seeking Great book by a great man. A secular compliment to Ecclesiastes. Happiness is not in things or position or power. Happiness is found more in the seeking and achieving than in the achieved. Most of all happiness is to be found outside of ourselves. Lessons for life in any era. A classic, perhaps some lessons for millenials and younger. This classic work is more than 250 years old, but is easily accessible and readable today. It's a philosophical work, a discourse between a prince, a princess, a wise teacher, and people representing the various segments of society. Rasselas seeks happiness and fulfillment. All he discovers is that each person is discontent with their own life, and wishes they took a different path. Rasselas is arguably in the best position of any of them, and yet does not appreciate it. Consider it a series of short essays, each where a thief, a farmer, a rich merchant, a king, and so on expounds upon what they hoped to get from their life, and why it isn't ideal. It's as entertaining to read as a collection of essays (not my cup of tea), and for me with decades of adult life under my belt, held little in the way of surprises and insight. Read it as a necessary work of earlier light philosophy, perhaps, but I don't believe there'll be answers or surprises here for anyone over 30. Extremely important book May be a slow read, but I was amazed at each paragraph... Tons of wisdom for any age. Recommendation to a teenage boy unfortunately did not meet with much enthusiasm. Witty, very wise, written by a great personality of his time. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Story of Beowulf Audiobook by Strafford Riggs
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The Story of Beowulf Audiobook by Strafford Riggs

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Story of Beowulf Author: Strafford Riggs Narrator: Jack Chekijian Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 6 mins Language: English Release date: 11-04-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: A prose translation of the oldest surviving long poem in Old English, this production captures the mood of the original legend of a pagan hero defeating a monster, its mother, and a dragon in Scandinavia. Members Reviews: Excellent narration! Timeless magical tale, I never tire of Beowulf. The outstanding narration of Jack Chekijian served as an ideal carriage to the past. Among the many audio books I listen to, this is a favorite. Satisfying in it's age and simplicity- don't miss this treasure. excellent narrator for Beowulf the narrator was excellent for this poem. it made it much more enjoyable for the whole family. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Monster Collection Audiobook by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maria Mellins, Peter Howell
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The Monster Collection Audiobook by Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maria Mellins, Peter Howell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Monster Collection Author: Mary Shelley, Bram Stoker, Robert Louis Stevenson, Maria Mellins, Peter Howell Narrator: Richard Armitage, Dan Stevens, Greg Wise, Rachel Atkins Format: Unabridged Length: 30 hrs and 24 mins Language: English Release date: 10-24-17 Publisher: Audible Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Audible presents a special edition of three Gothic tales for the price of one: a brand-new Audible Exclusive recording of Robert Louis Stevenson's The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde (ch2), Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (ch12) and Bram Stoker's Dracula (ch39). Bursting with intrigue and suspense, they resurrect the deepest and darkest of all our fears: that a monster lurks, and it lurks within us. Introductions by Dr Maria Mellins and Dr Peter Howell, Senior Lecturers in Gothic literature at St Mary's University, London, this collection offers additional insight into these audiobooks, their authors and their legacies. Starting with Robert Louis Stevenson's Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, Richard Armitage tells the story of a conflicted man who seeks to free the monster inside him from the clutches of his conscience. Following his celebrated performances of David Copperfield and David Hewson's Romeo and Juliet for Audible, Armitage delivers another powerhouse performance as the narrator of this Gothic tale. Shilling shocker enthusiast Stevenson was celebrated throughout his life. In contrast to Mary Shelley, who was often overshadowed by her husband's work, Stevenson lived comfortably by his pen. It was only with the release of Frankenstein that Shelley finally distinguished herself. Frankenstein was groundbreaking in its ability to fuse passion and romance with gore and horror. Narrated by Dan Stevens, who rose to fame through Downton Abbey, and Beauty and the Beast, the story of science student Victor Frankenstein has been artfully retold. Testing the limits of science, Frankenstein fashions a living being from the conjoined body parts of rotting cadavers. Horrified at the end result, he abandons his monster, leaving him to endure a life of isolation and loneliness. A poignant example of human weakness and our inability to take responsibility for our actions, Frankenstein is both moving and terrifying. That leads us to the gruesome tale of Count Dracula, the bloodthirsty father of the undead. Narrated by Greg Wise, star of The Crown and Sense and Sensibility; Greg depicts a young lawyer whose services are hired by a sinister Transylvanian count. Releasing Dracula 80 years after Frankenstein, Bram Stoker was greatly influenced by Shelley's writing style and similarly propels the story along through diary entries, letters and newspaper cuttings. Possessed of grisly imagery and unexpected twists, it's no wonder that Dracula still manages to shake us to our very core. All that remains is to offer a note of caution: this collection is not for the fainthearted. Old as these tales may be, do not mistake the unsettling nature of their content. Grab some popcorn, turn the speakers up and enjoy. Just don't say we didn't warn you. Members Reviews: Best for... First! The Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde was for me the best of the 3 books, both in terms of performance and story wise. Both Frankenstein and Dracula were too melodramatic for my taste and as much as I enjoy watching both Dan Stevens and Greg Wise onscreen, neither of them has Richard Armitage's knack for audiobooks. In this first book, each character really had their own voice, sometimes to such an extent that I could no longer recognise the familiar tunes of Armitage's own voice.

Don Quixote Audiobook by Miguel de Cervantes
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Don Quixote Audiobook by Miguel de Cervantes

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Don Quixote Author: Miguel de Cervantes Narrator: David Case Format: Unabridged Length: 39 hrs and 16 mins Language: English Release date: 05-31-06 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 97 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Don Quixote is a middle-aged gentleman from the region of La Mancha in central Spain. Obsessed with the chivalrous ideals touted in the many books he has read, he decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. After a first failed adventure, he sets out on a second one with a somewhat befuddled laborer named Sancho Panza, whom he has persuaded to accompany him. In many works, the experiences of a man like Don Quixote would probably appear tragic. He's repeatedly beaten, chased away, lied to, and misunderstood. But in the hands of Cervantes, these events are comic. Members Reviews: Get This Version: Absolutely the Best Narrator Don Quixote is an established masterpiece of world literature, so there is no point in reviewing the work itself. This review concentrates on the qualities of the narrator and, to a lesser extent, the translation. Audible has several other fine editions of the unabridged Quixote. So which one should you get? The answer is simple: get the one narrated by David Case. Forget the negative reviews of the narrator. Those reviewers simply do not know what they are talking about. David Case, also known as Frederick Davidson (and many other names depending on what company he was recording for), is probably the best narrator ever to live. This is not only my opinion. Just google his name and you'll see that he has won more awards for narration than anyone else in the world with the possible exception of Sir Derek Jacobi. He was first ballot Audio File Hall of Fame narrator, "Golden Voice," as they say, with more than 700 narrations to his credit. A negative review of David Case reading is like a negative review of Magic Johnson playing basketball. One negative review questions the use of a narrator with an English accent. That is just bizarre. What accent should they have used? A West Texas accent? Would a Spanish accent have been better? If so, then should Brothers Karamazov be read with a Russian accent, Magic Mountain with a German accent, etc.? It is true that while David Case is an amazing narrator, this is not his finest performance. There are a few recording errors, and the quality is not quite up to modern standards--the recording was done in the 1980s. Nonetheless, Case captures the contrasts in tone better than any other narrator could. And getting those contrasts right is essential to the humor of Don Quixote. What make the book so funny is that the main character's language is completely out of place with whatever circumstances he is in. Even though he is mad, he remains the quintessential straight man taking everything far too seriously and literally. The rich tones of Case's upper-class British accent are perfect here. Not only does Case get the Don's voice pitch perfect, but he also gets Sancho absolutely spot on. I don't know enough about British accents, but he definitely uses a working class one for Sancho. Case's voice also perfectly captures subtleties like the cruelty of the Duke. In conclusion, get this version for the narration alone. Let's now turn to the translation briefly. The only negative here is that it is not the latest version. Case reads from Walter Starkie's 1957 translation--a very fine work, but probably not as good as Edith Grossman's. I first read Don Quixote using Starkie's translation. I am now reading Grossman's.

Las dos doncellas [The Two Maidens] Audio Libro por Migel de Cervantes
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Las dos doncellas [The Two Maidens] Audio Libro por Migel de Cervantes

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Las dos doncellas [The Two Maidens] Autor: Migel de Cervantes Narrador: Pablo Lopez Formato: Unabridged Duración: 1 hr and 16 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 03-10-16 Editor: Sonolibro Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: Teodosia una bella joven se disfraza de chico para poder ir a buscar a Marco Antonio, su esposo que desapareció justamente después de la boda. Los azares del destino quieren que confíe sin saberlo en su propio hermano Rafael.Juntos continúan la búsqueda y en su camino a Barcelona donde creen se encuentra Marco Antonio, tropiezan con un grupo de personas que han sido robadas por los bandoleros. Entre ellas hay un joven de gran belleza, que se une a ellos. Por la noche Teodosia descubre que el joven en realidad es una mujer que se confiesa con ella diciendo llamarse Leocadia y que se ha disfrazado de aquella manera para intentar encontrar a su amante Marco Antonio. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Five Stars free download! Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

War and Peace Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy
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War and Peace Audiobook by Leo Tolstoy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: War and Peace Author: Leo Tolstoy Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 40 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: War and Peace is one of the greatest monuments in world literature. Set against the dramatic backdrop of the Napoleonic Wars, it examines the relationship between the individual and the relentless march of history. Here are the universal themes of love and hate, ambition and despair, youth and age, expressed with a swirling vitality which makes the story as accessible today as it was when it was first published in 1869. Members Reviews: a promising young writer This writer has potential, but he needs a good editor. He tends to overwrite. Massively. Every scene and every sentence. There are many, many characters to keep track of. Some writers can handle this well, such as the American southern writers. This writers should be exhumed, brought back to life, and forced to read Faulkner, Herman Wouk, and Pat Conroy. Excellent narration A fantastic narration of a wonderful story. Despite being quite an epic story with many, many characters to follow, this version of War and Peace was a very enjoyable listen; the narrator made each character its own, which assisted greatly in following each one and the story. I'm so pleased I tried it. You will be too. :) Aside from the narration, there truly are some incredible moments and prose through this book. Wonderful. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Cyrano de Bergerac Audiobook by Edmond Rostand
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Cyrano de Bergerac Audiobook by Edmond Rostand

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Cyrano de Bergerac Author: Edmond Rostand Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 28 mins Language: English Release date: 01-25-08 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 54 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The story of Cyrano, his famous nose, and his undying love for the beautiful Roxanne evokes the spirit and panache of 17th century France. ©1984 Audio Book Contractors, Inc.; (P)2007 Audio Book Contractors, Inc. Members Reviews: Cyrano de WHO? What do you think the narrator could have done better? Narration suffered from a lack of intentional variety that could have batter differentiated who was actually speaking. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Siddhartha Audiobook by Hermann Hesse
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Siddhartha Audiobook by Hermann Hesse

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Siddhartha Author: Hermann Hesse Narrator: James Langton Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 12-22-09 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 25 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Hermann Hesse's famous and influential novel Siddhartha is perhaps the most important and compelling allegory produced in the last hundred years. Integrating Eastern and Western spiritual traditions with psychoanalysis and philosophy, this strangely simple tale, written with a deep and moving empathy for humanity, has touched the lives of millions since its original publication in 1922. Set in India, Siddhartha is the story of a young Brahmin's search for ultimate reality after meeting with the Buddha. His quest takes him from a life of decadence to asceticism, through the illusory joys of sensual love with a beautiful courtesan and of wealth and fame to the painful struggles with his son and the ultimate wisdom of renunciation. Members Reviews: Siddharta It was not the same wording as my copy of the book and thus was hard to follow For searching souls and people lucky enough Pretty easy and fast to hear. Enlightenment gets closer by each turning page so to say... very well written just not meant to entertain This book is a classic. That means if you have heard of it you either already know you will like it or you have to read it for class. If you know you like it congrats, you have probably already spend weeks picking apart each leg of the journey and know all the wonderful writer moves that Hesse makes. You can pat your self on the back for being part of the in crowd but please keep your superior intelligence to your self. If you are part of the second group you have a week or two of picking apart this book ahead of you. I am not saying that there isn't a lot there. Your next stop will most likely be clifnotes and you will find pages of analysis all of it valid, I am not trying to analyze the book for you I have already done that and do not wish to do so again. I simply wish to give you a bit of foresight into what reading this book will be like. Like most classics you were assigned there will be a lot of exposition. That means the book will be slow and dry. The plot will also take a lot of twists and turns. Not in the way a thriller movie would but in the way a biography does when someone suddenly changes jobs and moves across the country. It felt to me like each episode in the main character's journey was a story in and of itself and the only real thing that connected them was that they each happened to the same guy on his path to enlightenment. You should be able to get over the disjointness of the story but the fact that it is meant as an allegory and not as entertainment will drag after a while. Still if you have to read it for class then this wont stop you. A story for your Soul. Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? Want to know the meaning of life, read between the lines of Siddharta. What was one of the most memorable moments of Siddhartha? When Siddharta meets the great Buddha in person. What about James Langtons performance did you like? Compassionate storytelling. Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you? Siddharta discovering how his father would have felt the moment he left him to go and pursue his dreams. Any additional comments? Hats off Herman Hesse. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Ninety-Three Audiobook by Victor Hugo
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Ninety-Three Audiobook by Victor Hugo

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Ninety-Three Author: Victor Hugo Narrator: Frederick Davidson Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 36 mins Language: English Release date: 10-27-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 105 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: In Ninety-Three, Victor Hugo's inspired last novel, that tumultuous year's events are woven into an epic masterpiece that brilliantly captures the moment that shaped the destiny not only of France but of all European monarchies. Critic Reviews: "The book is full of pregnant and splendid sayings. There are scenes of inimitable workmanship. Ninety-Three is equal to anything that Hugo has ever written." (Robert Louis Stevenson) "One of the loftiest achievements of Hugo's genius." (Saturday Review) Members Reviews: Stuffy What would have made Ninety-Three better? This is a great book. Narrator.... well.... ruined it. How did the narrator detract from the book? Blah, blah, blah. Monotone. Where did you get this guy? My Favorite Audiobook so far! This is a great book and well narrated. I'm almost finished listening to it for the second time and am enjoying it even more this time than I did the first time. FIVE STARS! Hugo's 93 Written a century after the events described, each character is modern and fascinating, while the author rivets the attention of the reader on each of them. Hugo is master. This is a brilliantly written novel What made the experience of listening to Ninety-Three the most enjoyable? This is my first introduction to Victor Hugo. I had no idea what a brilliant author he was. The characters are really captivating, and the plot tense and exciting. I was listening to this book on my iPod while fishing with tears running down my face. It has been weeks since I finished this book, and I still think about it. I really like this book. Fabulous storytelling. Heroic struggles. Great job with one of my favorite Hugo novels.Very happy this was converted to audio. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Story of Don Quixote, Volume I Audiobook by Miguel de Cervantes, Arvid Paulson - translator, Clayton Edwards - translator
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The Story of Don Quixote, Volume I Audiobook by Miguel de Cervantes, Arvid Paulson - translator, Clayton Edwards - translator

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Story of Don Quixote, Volume I Author: Miguel de Cervantes, Arvid Paulson - translator, Clayton Edwards - translator Narrator: Jack Chekijian Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 14 mins Language: English Release date: 01-04-18 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Literature's famous gentleman, Don Quixote of La Mancha, his trusty squire Sancho Panza, and their adventures and mishaps, are told in this centuries-old classic, which features challenges with windmill monsters, castles masquerading as inns, as well as innkeepers, prostitutes, goat herders, soldiers, priests, escaped convicts, and scorned lovers. Don Quixote must do battle with all of these for the sake of chivalry and knighthood - at least, that is what he believes. Volume one of Cervantes' celebrated 1605 Spanish novel is translated here by Arvid Paulson and Clayton Edwards, as originally published in 1922 by The Hampton Publishing Company in New York. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

El Tulipán Negro [The Black Tulip] Audio Libro por Alejandro Dumas
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El Tulipán Negro [The Black Tulip] Audio Libro por Alejandro Dumas

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: El Tulipán Negro [The Black Tulip] Autor: Alejandro Dumas Narrador: Joan Guarch Formato: Unabridged Duración: 7 hrs and 42 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 01-29-15 Editor: Booka Calificaciones: 4.5 de 5 de 8 votos Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: Booka audiobooks recupera un clásico de la novela histórica en versión audiolibro: El Tulipán Negro. Con música original y narrado en castellano, Dejaté sumergir en una historia emocionante desde el principio en la que el destino del protagonista depende del bulbo de un tulipán. La excelente mezcla de novela de aventuras, histórica y romántica dan como resultado un fabuloso relato de Alejandro DumasLos hermanos De Witt, protegidos del gran rey Luis de Francia, encuentra la muerte a manos de la enloquecida población de La Haya, que les cree culpables de conspiración. Pero antes de morir dejarán a su ahijado Cornelius unos comprometedores documentos. Mientras el joven botánico holandés Cornelius Van Baerle recibe la carta de su padrino De Witt en la cual se muestra partidario de la republica. Por la posesión de esa carta Cornelius es detenido y sólo la intervención de Guillermo de Orange le salva de la muerte. Pero el joven botánico tendrá que pasar toda su vida en la cárcel, donde, en compañía de la joven Rosa, se afanarán en conseguir lo que más desea en el mundo: el bulbo del tulipán negro. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: En búsqueda del tulipán ideal Sólo en países como Holanda se tiene una veneración por la floricultura, en lugar de la veneración de héroes militares. La excelente y breve novela de Alejandro Dumas, combina aspectos psicológicos como los peligros de la envidia (especialmente para él que la padece) y la entrega a un ideal (pasión por la excelencia). Además, para los que disfrutamos de la jardinería, esta es una novela que da ideas muy interesantes. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Metamorfoza Audiobook by Franz Kafka
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Metamorfoza Audiobook by Franz Kafka

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Metamorfoza Author: Franz Kafka Narrator: Razvan Vasilescu Format: Unabridged Length: 1 hr and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 04-28-16 Publisher: Humanitas Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: "Geniul lui Kafka este de a povesti ca pe o poveste reala, de a folosi realismul in descrierea unei situatii enorm fictionale. (...) Din clipa in care axioma metamorfozei imposibile este pusa pe tapet, lucrurile curg de la sine ca in cea mai realista poveste din lume. Care este suprema grozavie pe care poate s-o pateasca un om? Este sa cada intr-o nenorocire, sa isi imagineze ca este sprijinit de cei din jurul lui, ca este sustinut, ca nu e singur pe lume si ca el va iesi pana la urma la liman cu ajutorul celorlalti; ori povestea din Metamorfoza este povestea parasirii treptate. Pas cu pas, bietul erou simte ca oamenii in care a pus cea mai mare miza afectiva sunt cei care il parasesc." Gabriel Liiceanu Please note: This audiobook is in Romanian. © Public domain (P)2009 Humanitas Critic Reviews: Metamorfoza lui Kafka a fost probabil o revelatie... Era în 1947... Aveam 19 ani... Eram în primul an la Drept... Îmi amintesc si acum fraza de început: Într-o buna dimineata, când Gregor Samsa se trezi în patul lui, dupa o noapte de vise zbuciumate, se pomeni metamorfozat într-o gânganie înspaimântatoare... Mai sa fie! mi-am spus. Nu se poate!... Nimeni nu mi-a spus ca e voie sa scrii asa!... Dar uite ca se scrie! ... Deci as putea si eu! ... La naiba! Asa spunea bunica mea povestile... Cele mai incredibile întâmplari cu tonul cel mai firesc din lume. -- Gabriel Garcia Márquez, El Manifiesto, 1977 Sa privim mai atent aceasta metamorfoza. Schimbarea, desi socanta si naucitoare, nu este atât de ciudata pe cât ar parea la prima vedere. O observatie de bun simt ar fi ca atunci când mergem la culcare în locuri mai putin familiare, putem avea un moment de confuzie în clipa în care ne trezim, un scurt moment de ireal, si aceasta experienta poate aparea de mai multe ori în existenta unui comis voiajor care are un mod de viata ce face imposibil orice simt al continuitatii. Perceptia realitatii depinde de continuitate, de durata. La urma urmei, sa te trezesti insecta nu e foarte diferit de a te trezi Napoleon sau George Washington. Pe de alta parte izolarea, bizarul asa-zisei realitati - acestea sunt, la urma urmei, lucruri ce caracterizeaza constant viata artistului, geniului, inventatorului. Familia Samsa care traieste în preajma fantasticei insecte nu este altceva decât mediocritatea în mijlocul careia traieste geniul. -- Vladimir Nabokov Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Der Tod in Venedig Hörbuch von Thomas Mann
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Der Tod in Venedig Hörbuch von Thomas Mann

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Der Tod in Venedig Autor:: Thomas Mann Erzähler: Heidi Hornbostel Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 3 hrs and 11 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 05-26-17 Herausgeber: Re-Image Publishing Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Thomas Mann nannte seine Novelle "die Tragödie einer Entwürdigung": Gustav von Aschenbach, ein berühmter Schriftsteller von etwas über fünfzig Jahren und schon länger verwitwet, hat sein Leben ganz auf Leistung gestellt. Eine sommerliche Erholungsreise führt ihn nach Venedig. Dort beobachtet er am Strand täglich einen schönen Knaben, der mit seiner eleganten Mutter und seinen Schwestern samt Gouvernante im gleichen Hotel wohnt. In ihn verliebt sich der Alternde. Er bewahrt zwar stets eine scheue Distanz zu dem Knaben, der späte Gefühlsrausch jedoch, dem sich der sonst so selbstgestrenge von Aschenbach nun willenlos hingibt, macht aus ihm letztlich einen würdelosen Greis. ©2017 Re-Image Publishing (P)2017 Re-Image Publishing Mitglieder Bewertungen: Still One of the Greatest Long Reads I return to this novel again and again. It's a touchstone of the 20th century, one of the grand European intellectual novels that pose huge questions in terms of human beings in particular situations. The protagonist, Hans Castorp, is Mann's bourgeois Everyman, and it's wonderful haw a powerhouse intellectual like Mann can create a sympathetic but also mediocre hero who stumbles through a series of awakenings (and drowsings) on top of a mountain. But I'm making the book sound ponderous and pompous, and it's far too ironic and too seductive to be limited in that way. I came back to it because I was longing for a good long read. (Okay, not everyone's object of yearning.) The Magic Mountain is also very much of its era. It was exactly luxurious institutions like the Berghof, along with those big hotel-spas in which the rich lived as they moved indolently over the face of Europe, that became impossible after WW I. But as the Settembrini-Naphta debates make very clear, the pleasures of unearned wealth and of relative peace are more passionate than Enlightenment values can address. Given the luxury, the lassitude and the license granted by tuberculosis and its promise of an early death, sexual, aesthetic and even mystical concerns become prominent. Mann gives us a great wallow in the Dionysian and doesn't, I think, endorse the life lit by reason unequivocally, although he's more skeptical about attaching value to a moribund leisure class. Which is only to say that I'm finding The Magic Mountain unexpectedly relevant for thinking about the One Per Cent and the rest of us on the flatlands. Five Stars Great book. A dense and delightful read Mann seems to know a lot about many different things. The depth of philosophic dialogue is astounding. It reminds me of Marcel Proust in his ability to expound endlessly on a topic. It provides a clear view of pre-war Europe with its changing mores and budding inventions of the times, and the odd seeming methods of treating tuberculosis in the thin cold air of the Alps before the advent of antibiotics. Mann paints a compelling picture of the times. A thoroughly delightful book. Great read My most favorite book of of all time. It's a life changing work that needs to be read more than once. Five Stars A classic read. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Candide and Zadig Audiobook by Voltaire
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Candide and Zadig Audiobook by Voltaire

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Candide and Zadig Author: Voltaire Narrator: Neville Jason Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 08-28-08 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 104 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Voltaire's razor-sharp satire on philosophical optimism, Candide, is coupled here with another of the author's most celebrated works, Zadig. Both challenge the moral and philosophical orthodoxies of the day with humor and sly wit, while parodying the clichéd formulas of so many contemporary novels. Candide traces the fortunes of its titular character, a staunch optimist who eventually becomes disillusioned by a series of hardships and misfortunes. Zadig likewise follows its main character Zadig, a Babylonian philosopher, as he is subjected to the whims of Fate and the machinations of those around him. Members Reviews: Highly recommended First things first: the narrator, Neville Jason, is wonderful. With an extremely pleasant voice and impeccable diction, he takes care to give each character a clearly distinct voice and accent. So if you're looking for a reading of Candide and/or Zadig, this one is a great choice. As for the books -- enough has been written about them in the past 250 years, so I'll keep my review to the bottom line. Candide is a masterpiece. Like Gulliver's Travels with a punchline. Very very good. The ending is brilliant and still inspiring after all these years. Zadig is a little less to my taste, though still very well written. The central question in it seems to be "how can bad things happen to good people" and the answer given is "God works in mysterious ways". I personally like Candide's reply to this better. Really Enjoyed This, More than I Expected This is a fun and entertaining story, a nice diversion from the longer more serious novels and books I have been listening to. Definitely check it out! Had some amusing philosophical thoughts and sayings, narration is quite enjoyable in my opinion. Remember to tend to you garden. Loved it! The books were insightful and thought provoking. Very easy and enjoyable listen. Smiled and laughed as I listened to Candide. Horible reading Very heavy British accent and extremely fast reader, total ruin of Voltaire's masterpiece Superb. Genius. Satire, exquisite story writing and life lessons. I don't recall reading/hearing such engaging stories before. The stories betray how limited our knowledge of the world is today as compared to writers living in the 18th century, despite our supposedly enhanced access to 'information'. It seems that information cannot replace cultivation. Would recommend these stories to all. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Belly of Paris Audiobook by Émile Zola, Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (translator)
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The Belly of Paris Audiobook by Émile Zola, Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (translator)

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Belly of Paris Author: Émile Zola, Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (translator) Narrator: Frederick Davidson Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 4 mins Language: English Release date: 10-20-12 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 42 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Although it is little known in this country, The Belly of Paris is considered one of Émile Zolas best novels. Set in the newly built food markets of Paris, it is a story of wealth and poverty set against a sumptuous banquet of food and commerce. Having just escaped from prison after being wrongfully accused, young Florent arrives at Paris food market, Les Halles, half starved, surrounded by all he cant have, and indignant at his world, which he now knows to be unjust. He finds that the citys working classes have been displaced to make way for bigger streets and bourgeois living quarters, so he settles in with his brothers family. Gradually, he takes up with the local socialists, who are more at home in bars than on the revolutionary streets. Slowly, the ever-widening gap between the rich and the poor drags the city to the breaking point. Critic Reviews: "[The novels] descriptions of cuisineare notable for their length, detail, and humor." (Washington Post) "One of Zolas own favorites, The Belly of Paris is a brilliant exposition of one mans fragmentation and an often painful indictment of those who live innocent of infamy or praise." (Publishers Weekly) Members Reviews: Wonderful book badly read Would you try another book written by Émile Zola and Ernest Alfred Vizetelly (translator) or narrated by Frederick Davidson? I would certainly like to listen to more Zola and the translation was excellent. Frederick Davidson's rendering of the book was poor. His lazy, almost sneery, rendering together with his inability to distinguish between a comma and a full stop is pretty poor. How could the performance have been better? Get someone else to read the book. Any additional comments? Wonderful book, sadly very badly read. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Three Musketeers (bilingua) Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas
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The Three Musketeers (bilingua) Audiobook by Alexandre Dumas

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Three Musketeers (bilingua) Author: Alexandre Dumas Narrator: Lisa Campbell, Sergey Kirsanov Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 11-13-13 Publisher: Cdcom Publishing Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Esli vy izuchaete anglijskij jazyk ili svobodno na nem govorite, u vas est' zamechatel'naja vozmozhnost' uslyshat' o prikljuchenijah otvazhnogo D'Artan'jana i koznjah kovarnoj Miledi na jazyke gercoga Backinghama. Tekst adaptirovan i sootvetstvuet urovnju Intermediate. Please note: This audiobook is in Slovenian. Members Reviews: Well written and well read It has been many years since I tried to read this masterpiece and found it tedious so didn't finish it. But listening to it as read by John Lee, it kept my attention to the end and made my hours of driving pass quickly. The FOUR Musketeers "The Three Musketeers", written in the 1840's by Alexandre Dumas, is Soap Opera Extraordinaire! In his (and his ghost writer's) inimitable style, this classic adventure novel, where revenge and insufficient care for human life are two major themes, stars one super-evil woman (Milady) and 4 buddies, 3 of whom are Musketeers and one - the main character - M. d'Artagnan (whose first name we never learn but I think it is Charles), who is not a Musketeer but a member of the Company of Guards. Later he becomes a Musketeer, but far into the novel. Thus, to me, the surprise was that the story was in fact not necessarily about Athos, Porthos, and Aramis, (the actual Musketeers) but really about the nasty plotting and evil-doing of a very bad woman (known mainly as Milady) and the romantic and adventurous exploits of d'Artagnan. Not disappointing, just not truly about the title characters. The book is long (784 pages!), and at times too overly detailed, especially during the ranting and raving of Milady, explaining her plots and intrigues and machinations involving a whole host of important and not important people in the early 1600s, during which time France and England toyed with war. There are great historical religious implications in much of the story. Milady repeatedly fails to kill d'Artagnan (a plot feature necessary to advance the overall story). And we find the young d'Artagnan impetuous and (we might say) perpetually sexually aroused by any number of women, including Milady. Lots of people are killed or die in the course of the story. While chivalry is not dead in the early 1600s, valuing human life has not achieved importance. You'll learn a lot of the history between France and England during that era, improve your vocabulary and have a good laugh or two. If you succeed in managing the length of the novel, you'll be rewarded at the end. but it's the story itself that has value in modern literature. Of course there are sequels, as Dumas was the master of serializing his stories (in the 1840s) for rabid public consumption and his own personal gain. These stories were massively popular at the time of their serialization. "The merit in all things consists in the difficulty," spoke the wise Aramis on page 371. The reader deserves a merit badge for reading the entire book, a meritorious effort indeed. For its historical significance in establishing the adventure novel, it's a 5. For excellent modern translation it's a 5. For sheer readability, it's a 4.8. For fun (despite its length and pace) it's a 4.9. All in all, I give it a 5.

Podrostok Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevskiy
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Podrostok Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevskiy

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Podrostok Author: Fyodor Dostoevskiy Narrator: Vyacheslav Gerasimov Format: Unabridged Length: 24 hrs and 53 mins Language: English Release date: 07-31-14 Publisher: Dmytro Strelbytskyy Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Roman Podrostok napisan v forme ispovedi yunoshi, soznanie kotorogo formiruetsya v bezobraznom mire, v obstanovke vseobschego razlozheniya. A.I. Solzhenitsyin pisal: Ot velikih romanov Dostoevskogo, eta kniga otlichaetsya tem, chto [v ney] pochti ne podnyatyi velikie voprosyi i kollizii. Na prosteyshih byitovyih situatsiyah i rasprostranYonnyih chelovecheskih strastyah on sozdaYot roman vyisokogo masterstva, tonkosti, vyisshey napryazhYonnosti i golovokruzhitelnogo syuzheta". Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Critic Reviews: Roman Podrostok napisan v forme ispovedi yunoshi, soznanie kotorogo formiruetsya v bezobraznom mire, v obstanovke vseobschego razlozheniya. A.I. Solzhenitsyin pisal: Ot velikih romanov Dostoevskogo, eta kniga otlichaetsya tem, chto [v ney] pochti ne podnyatyi velikie voprosyi i kollizii. Na prosteyshih byitovyih situatsiyah i rasprostranYonnyih chelovecheskih strastyah on sozdaYot roman vyisokogo masterstva, tonkosti, vyisshey napryazhYonnosti i golovokruzhitelnogo syuzheta". Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Les misérables Livre Audio par Victor Hugo
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Les misérables Livre Audio par Victor Hugo

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Les misérables Auteur: Victor Hugo Narrateur: Roger Coggio, Sylvie Fabre, Georges Wilson, François Perier Format: Original Recording Durée: 27 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 06-08-10 Éditeur: Compagnie du Savoir Evaluation: 1 sur 5 sur 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Les misérables est un roman de Victor Hugo paru en 1862. L'action se déroule en France au début du XIXe siècle. On suit la vie de Jean Valjean, du retour du bagne jusqu'à sa mort. Autour de lui gravitent les personnages témoins de la misère de ce siècle, misérables eux-mêmes ou proches de la misère : Fantine, Cosette, Marius, mais aussi les Thénardier ainsi que le représentant de la loi Javert. Ce roman, un des plus populaires de la littérature française, a donné lieu à de nombreuses adaptations au cinéma. Victor Hugo y décrit la vie de misérables dans Paris et la France provinciale du XIXe siècle et s'attache plus particulièrement aux pas du bagnard Jean Valjean. C'est un roman historique, social et philosophique. L'auteur lui-même accorde une grande importance à ce roman et écrit en mars 1862, à son éditeur Lacroix : "Ma conviction est que ce livre sera un des principaux sommets, sinon le principal, de mon œuvre". L'auteur Poète, romancier, auteur de théâtre, critique, journaliste, historien, est sans conteste l'un des géants de la littérature française. Pourtant les critiques à son égard ne manquent pas. André Gide lorsqu'on lui demandait quel était le plus grand poète français, répondait, mi-admiratif, mi-ironique : "Victor Hugo, hélas". Quant à Cocteau il n'hésitait pas, lui non plus, à se moquer : "Victor Hugo était un fou qui se prenait pour Victor Hugo". Il faut dire que l'auteur des et des a allié à la fois ambition, longévité, puissance de travail et génie, ce qui ne pouvait que concourir à ce mélange de fascination et d'irritation qu'il suscite encore aujourd'hui. (P) et © Compagnie du Savoir Avis des membres: The Definitive Translation of a Powerful Novel I advise those perusing these reviews to take with a measure of salt the dogmatic pronunciations on the quality of Rose's translation. Provenance is important, and one should always "consider the source." (Yes, even with me.) A number of interviews with Rose are available online, in which she discusses her work, and her work on this novel. The novel has a lengthy and detailed Translator's Preface, in which she discusses the novel, the translation process, and her approach to it. You also can find online some independent articles about this translation. The great translator of Spanish language literature, Edith Grossman, said: "I can't say what makes a book translatable, but I do think that all texts can be translated. The question of whether or not a work is "translatable" stems from a mistaken and widely held notion that a translation is really a one-for-one set of equivalences with the original--a straightforward lexical problem--when in fact it is a rewriting of the first text. Some, of course, are immensely difficult (they're usually just as difficult in the original) and challenge the translator's sensitivity to nuance, levels of meaning, and artistic impact in both languages.

The Phantom of the Opera Audiobook by Gaston Leroux
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The Phantom of the Opera Audiobook by Gaston Leroux

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Phantom of the Opera Author: Gaston Leroux Narrator: Keith Wickham Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 40 mins Language: English Release date: 03-21-13 Publisher: Aquarium Audio Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 52 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: In a Paris Opera House, Chorus singer Christine Daaé develops a relationship with a disfigured Phantom, who she believes to be the Angel of Music, promised to her by her late father. The Phantom tutors Christine, but the relationship breaks down when the Phantom discovers Christine's love for her childhood sweetheart Raoul. Who will win Christine's heart and with what consequence? Members Reviews: Great Voice Acting, Terrible Volume Consistency Any additional comments? The narration was very well done, however the volume kept changing and it was very annoying. One minute, I have to turn the volume down because the narrator is screaming in my ear. The next, I'm turning it up, because he was whispering and I could barely hear it. Volume would go up and down even when he was speaking normally. Voice acting was very good, I appreciated the voice of each character. Different but The Original. Ive seen the Webber musical a number times all over the world and the movie once... But in these pages is where all the movies, major Motion picture and the beloved musical was adapted. It is what all based on this. I consider myself to be a true Phantom follower growing up, now and for the rest of my life. The different stories that followed the book have some similarities and overtones to this original work and some and some never heard or listened to. This book is far more detailed from its descendants. I feel that this book, written more than 100 years ago, will stand the test of time as a great literary work that stirs the soul as it is a beautiful and not so beautiful story unlike any other. It stirs the sole, the heart and the imagination. Must read!! One of my all-time favorite books! Gaston Leroux's "The Phantom of the Opera" is one of my all-time favorite novels, seamlessly blending mystery, romance, horror, and suspense, so five stars for the story itself. As to the performance, Keith Wickham is the best narrator of all the "Phantom" audiobooks available on Audible at present. He gives an energetic, emotive reading, which perfectly suits the breathless pace of the story, and carefully avoids either overacting or lapsing into monotone, as many other narrators do. He does an excellent job of creating unique voices and accents for each character, though I didn't care for those of the Persian and the Phantom/Erik, which is too bad, as a good portion of the story, particularly towards the end, is told in their voices. The Persian sounded more Hungarian or Russian than Middle Eastern to my ear, and the Phantom/Erik's gruff, growly baritone (which sounded like a combination of Claude Rains and Sydney Greenstreet) was at odds with the playful nature and angelic voice described by Leroux. I also found some of Wickham's pronunciations a bit annoying, such as rushing through "Daae" so that sounded like "Day." While enjoyed this audiobook, I wouldn't call it the definitive interpretation, and would love to see someone like Dan Stevens try their hand at bringing this story to life. Wonderful! The narrator was fantastic as usual, very creative and consistent.

The Letters of Heloise & Abelard Audiobook by Peter Abelard, Heloise
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The Letters of Heloise & Abelard Audiobook by Peter Abelard, Heloise

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Letters of Heloise & Abelard Author: Peter Abelard, Heloise Narrator: Claire Bloom Format: Unabridged Length: 30 mins Language: English Release date: 04-22-08 Publisher: Saland Publishing Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 10 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Letters of Heloise and Abelard perpetuate perfectly the bitterness of love thwarted and betrayed. How these letters were preserved no one quite knows. But they are as authentic as the two people from whose tormented lives they were wrung. Members Reviews: The love letters What can I say?? They shared a true love that is the stuff that legends are made of.. I feel privelliged to have read the letters and am so glad that they survived.. Abelard's rejection of Heloise for the sake of her soul is really touching as is her reaching out to him not willing to let the memories of their time together go.. I give it a five and it's all for them.. Heres hoping they found each other in Heaven and have the eternity together that was denied them in life.. Book hangover of my life Never has a story gripped me from the beginning and refused to turn loose of my heart. It bled for the two lovers and what they went through in the name of love. Forever shall Abèlard and Hélose reside in my heart. I love the romantic story of 'A' and 'H'! Keep it in my minivan - our house is surrounded by many railroad tracks, and I get stopped for long periods of time when going to and fro. I now keep a 'library' in the minivan plus crossword puzzle and Sudoku books, for those times I have to wait for trains...This book is in that car library - I love the romantic story of 'A' and 'H'! Even bought the movie (on VHS tape) a million years ago... Medieval love story I purchased this for use in a European History class at UCSD and wasn't expecting a medieval love story! It turned out to be a great read, and I thoroughly enjoyed that it was required reading. It definitely gave a more human feeling to the period, and at times was overly heartbreaking. Wonderful classic. A classic in literature of a love affair gone wrong and its horrific consequences. A collection of letters of the two participants, most of them much later in their lives. Wonderful book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Prestuplenie i Nakazanie Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Prestuplenie i Nakazanie Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Prestuplenie i Nakazanie Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Vyacheslav Gerasimov Format: Unabridged Length: 25 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 08-05-14 Publisher: Dmytro Strelbytskyy Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 20 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Krug osnovnyih idey romana Prestuplenie i nakazanie pisatel vyinashival dolgoe vremya, vozmozhno, esche s katorgi. Sotsialnyie motivyi poluchili v nem uglublennoe filosofskoe zvuchanie, neotdelimoe ot nravstvennoy dramyi Raskolnikova, ubiytsyi-teoretika, sovremennogo Napoleona. Krah individualisticheskoy idei Raskolnikova, ego popyitki stat vlastelinom sudbyi, podnyatsya nad tvaryu drozhascheyu i odnovremenno oschastlivit chelovechestvo, spasti obezdolennyih - filosofskiy otvet Dostoevskogo na revolyutsionnyie nastroeniya 1860-h gg. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Critic Reviews: Krug osnovnyih idey romana Prestuplenie i nakazanie pisatel vyinashival dolgoe vremya, vozmozhno, esche s katorgi. Sotsialnyie motivyi poluchili v nem uglublennoe filosofskoe zvuchanie, neotdelimoe ot nravstvennoy dramyi Raskolnikova, ubiytsyi-teoretika, sovremennogo Napoleona. Krah individualisticheskoy idei Raskolnikova, ego popyitki stat vlastelinom sudbyi, podnyatsya nad tvaryu drozhascheyu i odnovremenno oschastlivit chelovechestvo, spasti obezdolennyih filosofskiy otvet Dostoevskogo na revolyutsionnyie nastroeniya 1860-h gg. Members Reviews: Remarkable Story, Extraordinary Performance Where does Prestuplenie i Nakazanie rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? This timeless classic is among the top-3 audio books I've ever listened to. Who was your favorite character and why? The women - Sofia and Dunya - are pillars of strength and core qualities. Have you listened to any of Vyacheslav Gerasimovs other performances before? How does this one compare? Gerasimov's performance is OUTSTANDING. He moves between character voices seamlessly. He gives each voice a personality, without being gimmicky. It boggles the mind that this 25 hour performance can be purchased for less than $10. Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry? There is one dream sequence early in the book (in which a little boy watches a pony being beaten) that brought me to tears. Gerasimov's performance of this scene is incredibly moving. Any additional comments? Highly, highly recommend! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Le père Goriot Livre Audio par Honoré de Balzac
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Le père Goriot Livre Audio par Honoré de Balzac

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Le père Goriot Auteur: Honoré de Balzac Narrateur: Éric Herson-Macarel Format: Unabridged Durée: 8 hrs and 33 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 02-25-16 Éditeur: Sixtrid Evaluation: 5 sur 5 sur 10 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Si l'on doit choisir une livre pour débuter l'œuvre de Balzac, il faut commencer par Le père Goriot. On y rencontre les principaux personnages que l'auteur fera évoluer tout au long des ouvrages composants La comédie humaine, à savoir Nucingen, Rastignac, Bienchon, Marsay... Le père Goriot est le centre, la pierre angulaire, le carrefour de cette œuvre gigantesque. Voici donc l'histoire de ce père Goriot, vermicellien ayant fait fortune et qui, tel l'Albatros de Baudelaire, se déchirera les entrailles pour élever ses enfants. Mais, malgré le titre du roman, en est-ce vraiment le héros où est-ce Eugène de Rastignac, jeune homme issu d'une noble mais pauvre famille, venu faire des études de droit à Paris et qui va essayer par tous les moyens de se hisser dans l'échelle sociale parisienne ? © Domaine public (P)2016 Sixtrid SAS Avis des membres: Classic masterpiece I found it a fairly engaging story, great for whoever likes to listen to French classics. Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften Hörbuch von Robert Musil
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Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften Hörbuch von Robert Musil

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften Autor:: Robert Musil Erzähler: Wolfram Berger Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 62 hrs and 53 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 08-21-15 Herausgeber: Der Audio Verlag Bewertung: 3.5 von 5 von 7 Stimmen Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Ulrich, der Mann ohne Eigenschaften, nimmt sich im August 1913 für ein Jahr "Urlaub vom Leben", nachdem seine Versuche, ein berühmter Mann zu werden, kläglich gescheitert sind. Nun sucht der Mathematiker, Charmeur und Zyniker nach neuen Zielen und Sinn. Er wird Sekretär bei den Planungen des 70. Thronjubiläums des österreichischen Kaisers Franz Joseph I., das immer größenwahnsinnigere Ausmaße annimmt. In seinem Jahrhundertwerk entfaltet Musil ein buntes Weltpanorama. Er beschreibt darin die Konflikte und Herausforderungen des modernen Lebens und nimmt den Zusammenbruch der K.-u.-k.-Monarchie literarisch vorweg. © Gemeinfrei (P)2015 DAV Mitglieder Bewertungen: Excellent book! It is really an excellent book! However, I must note that I am reading the German version, where it is Musil pure. Every day I am reading 10-15 pages before going to sleep â and there was seldom a day without a cognition. I can only recommend, but the buyer needs to be willing to go over about 1,500 pagesâ! a brilliant book no English version in Amazon I read the book in English, it's one of the greatest books I've read, not easy to understand, satirical and full of insight into life Four Stars Too many scholars have exposed their opinions, who am I to add to this? Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

La peau de chagrin Livre Audio par Honoré de Balzac
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La peau de chagrin Livre Audio par Honoré de Balzac

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: La peau de chagrin Auteur: Honoré de Balzac Narrateur: Jacques Roland Format: Unabridged Durée: 9 hrs and 12 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 07-01-13 Éditeur: Le Livre qui parle Evaluation: 4.5 sur 5 sur 3 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Dans La Peau de chagrin, un de ses premiers romans à coloration fantastique, Balzac nous dévoile le mythe sans doute le plus central dans La Comédie Humaine, celui du désir destructeur. Balzac apparaît comme un merveilleux narrateur. Il sait émouvoir le lecteur et le passionner par cette histoire extraordinaire et ses multiples péripéties. Combinant le réel et l'imaginaire, il ménage jusqu'à la fin l'intérêt et la curiosité de l'auditeur , dans ce premier volet des Etudes Philosophiques. L'auteur naît à Tours, le 20 mai 1799. Son enfance, avec des parents mal assortis et sous la dure discipline du collège de Vendôme, ne lui laisse guère de bons souvenirs. A l'automne 1814, la famille s'installe à Paris. Il entame des études de droit, mais, en 1819, il renonce au notariat pour se destiner à la littérature. Il se lance même dans l'imprimerie, mais il fait faillite et commence à utiliser la plume pour essayer de faire face a ses dettes. L'œuvre, en tout cas, s'accroît dans des proportions prodigieuses: romans, nouvelles, études se succèdent à un rythme effréné. Dès 1834, l'écrivain conçoit l'idée d'une immense fresque romanesque, qui regroupe en huit tableaux ou "scènes" une centaine de romans dont les milliers de personnages forment un véritable "peuple" imaginaire. En 1833, au cours d'un voyage, il rencontre Mme Hanska. Il l'épouse en mars 1850, juste avant de décéder, le 18 août de la même année. © Le Livre Qui Parle Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Au bonheur des dames (Rougon-Macquart 11) Livre Audio par Émile Zola
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Au bonheur des dames (Rougon-Macquart 11) Livre Audio par Émile Zola

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Au bonheur des dames (Rougon-Macquart 11) Auteur: Émile Zola Narrateur: Évelyne Lecucq Format: Unabridged Durée: 15 hrs and 45 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 06-19-13 Éditeur: Brumes de mars Evaluation: 4.5 sur 5 sur 6 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: La naissance du grand magasin, pieuvre commerciale écrasant le petit négoce traditionnel, conséquence inexorable du consumérisme inhérent au développement économique. Cette "Mécanique à manger les femmes" génère, pour fonctionner, une forme spécifique de communauté : une société hiérarchisée, avec son cortège d'arrivisme, de jalousie, de malveillance et de perfidie, mais aussi de progrès et de réussite. Octave Mouret, précurseur inspiré, bouleverse sa corporation comme Haussmann bouleverse la ville. Il parie tout sur les femmes, sur leurs envies et sur leur incapacité à surmonter les tentations. Une lui résiste : Denise, incarnation de la vertu et de la générosité. Elle devient une obsession pour cet ogre. L'auteur Né à Paris en 1840, passe son enfance et son adolescence à Aix-en-Provence. Au collège Bourbon, il a pour meilleur camarade Paul Cézanne. A la mort de son père, Emile Zola qui a dix huit ans entre au lycée Saint-Louis en tant que boursier. Il passe les épreuves du bac à deux reprises, sans succès. En 1862 Zola entre aux éditions Hachette. Zola rêve de devenir écrivain, écrit des poèmes et en propose un à son patron. Ce dernier impressionné le fait passer au service de presse d'Hachette. En quelques mois, il devient chef de la publicité. À partir de 1863, Zola collabore à différents journaux. Il a l'idée d'écrire un nouveau roman basé sur les lois de l'hérédité de plusieurs générations d'une famille qui aura pour nom Rougon-Macquart. De 1871 à 1890 au rythme des parutions, se succèdent succès et scandales. De 1894 à 1898 il publie la série des Trois Villes, puis de 1899 à 1903 celle des Quatre Evangiles. Eclate alors l'affaire Dreyfus. Emile Zola étudie ce dossier de plus près et acquiert la certitude que le capitaine Alfred Dreyfus est innocent. Son premier article parait dans le Figaro le 25 novembre 1897. Clemenceau le publie dans son journal l'Aurore sous le titre "J'accuse" le 13 janvier 1898. Menacé d'arrestation, Émile Zola se réfugie en Angleterre où il restera onze mois. Il apprend à son retour que sa cause à triomphé: le capitaine Alfred Dreyfus est reconnu innocent. Le 29 septembre 1902 Émile Zola meurt asphyxié dans sa chambre. La narratrice : Comédienne, spécialiste du Théâtre de papier, journaliste spécialisée dans le spectacle vivant, commissaire d'exposition, animatrice principale de la compagnie Théâtre du Sylphe. (P) Brumes de mars Avis des membres: Tradition vs modernity - with a dollop of romance Beautiful prose, beautifully read. A novel that explores the birth of commerce, the rise of materialism and the development of modern cities, in this case Paris.

Pinocchio Audiobook by Carlo Collodi
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Pinocchio Audiobook by Carlo Collodi

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Pinocchio Author: Carlo Collodi Narrator: Flo Gibson Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 29 mins Language: English Release date: 01-04-13 Publisher: Audio Book Contractors Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: This is the tale of a naughty wooden puppet who tries to mend his ways so that someday he can become a real boy. Members Reviews: Kindle edition--a good, quick read This is a review for the free Kindle edition. The e-book version is well-formatted without any noticeable mistakes. It doesn't have any front matter (no preface or introduction) nor a table of contents, but the work is divided into chapters and as a whole is fairly short (novella-length, "1441" locations). The only annoying part is the old-fashioned one-sentence summary of each chapter that you have to learn to skip over (lest you find out what's about to happen). The story itself is wilder and weirder than the Disney movie. It's a little more violent, a little more moralistic, but still an entertaining read. The classic components of the story that most people know are here (Geppetto, the extending nose, and even an unnamed talking cricket, who is not treated quite as gently here), but there are other characters and events that are classic in their own right (the fox and the cat, the girl with azure hair). Though the story can have a grab-bag, incohesive feel at times, the last sequence of events (beginning with the trip to the "Land of Toys") is compelling. A fun read! The original PInocchio story -- not watered down and sugar-coated, but a delight for all ages. Got this for a friend. She loved it. Wonderful text and illustrations. There is no comparison to the saccharine, bowdleriized Walt Dsiney version of the story. Do yourself a favor and get this version, if you can. Or, you won't know what you are missing. Perfecto Fabulous classic book! I bought it to read to my kids at night but loved it so much I read it myself. It is a wonderful story of the consequences of disobedience and the blessings of forgiveness and grace and second chances. It was also rigorously funny. In some parts I laughed until I cried. I would recommend this to anyone from age 5 to 95 Salvation is at hand Wonderful parallel story of forgiveness and salvation by a loving my father to that God and humans. In many ways superior to wooden Bible stories. Five Stars perfect book to my grandson, he really enjoy,. Came in time, as promised, thanks, Therese Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Les Illusions perdues 1 Livre Audio par Honoré de Balzac
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Les Illusions perdues 1 Livre Audio par Honoré de Balzac

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Les Illusions perdues 1 Auteur: Honoré de Balzac Narrateur: Pierre-François Garel Format: Unabridged Durée: 10 hrs and 52 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 04-05-17 Éditeur: Éditions Thélème Evaluation: 5 sur 5 sur 4 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Inspiré à Balzac par son expérience dans l'imprimerie, Illusions perdues raconte l'échec de Lucien de Rubempré, jeune provincial épris de gloire littéraire. En contrepoint au parcours malheureux de ce "grand homme de province", alternativement héros et antihéros plein de faiblesses, l'histoire évoque les modèles de vertu que sont la famille de Lucien et le "Cénacle", cercle intellectuel de "vrais grands hommes". Les "illusions perdues" sont celles de Lucien face au monde littéraire et à sa propre destinée, mais aussi celles de sa famille envers les capacités et les qualités humaines du jeune homme. Une réflexion métaphysique sur le sens d'une société et d'une époque placées, entre cynisme et mélancolie, sous le signe de la perte et de la désillusion. © Domaine public (P)2017 Éditions Thélème Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

The House of the Dead Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The House of the Dead Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The House of the Dead Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Narrator: Walter Covell Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 07-15-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 38 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The book is a loosely-knit collection of facts and events connected to life in a Siberian prison, organized by "theme" rather than as a continuous story. Dostoevsky himself spent four years as a political prisoner in such a camp. This experience allowed him to describe with great authenticity the conditions of prison life and the characters of the convicts. Thus, though presented as a work of fiction, The House of the Dead is actually a thinly veiled autobiography of one portion of the author's life. Although not Dostoevsky's greatest work, The House of the Dead is still a fascinating portrait of life in a Siberian prison camp - a life of great hardship and deprivation, yet filled with simple moments of humanity showing mankind's ability to adapt and survive in the most extreme of circumstances. Dostoevsky tells his story in a chronological order, from his character's arrival and his sense of alienation to his gradual adjustment to prison and the return of hope as he realises that he can survive and will have a life after the completion of his term. The book is universally acknowledged as a classic and is a fascinating story, especially for those familiar with Dostoevsky and his other works. Editorial Reviews: A harrowing story of forced servitude and deprivation in a Siberian penal institution, The House of the Dead draws heavily on the authors own experience in such a prison camp. Fyodor Dostoevskys fact-based fiction portrays wanton destruction of human life, the brutality of sadistic prison guards, and the cruelty visited on one another by fellow inmates. In his sober, lucid baritone, performer Walter Covell is at turns dour, dismayed, and redemptive as he relives protagonist Aleksandr Goryanchikovs torturous confinement. Amid these dire circumstances, Goryanchikov undergoes a spiritual transformation, finding hope in the kindness he observes in a handful of inmates. Members Reviews: In the Prison House Dostoyevsky imparts his experiences from a Siberian prison camp, and during this narrative, we find out again why this writer is regarded as the best in fiction. Through his techniques in presentation and methods of characterization, Dostoyevsky delivers another great read. Very low quality audio The audio quality of this book was so bad, I could not listen to it. I gave the Story 3 stars only because I had to put something in there so I could write this review. I've read Dostoevsky before and loved his writing. This book may be equally as good, but I would never know. I'm going to see if I could find this book with a different narrator. I suggest you do the same! The audio is absurdly bad The audio is almost like it's TRYING to be lo-fi. The narrator's voice is great, but it's like listening to it through mud. Get a different version, even if it costs more. The House of the Dead Indeed As it is famously known, Dostoyevsky spent a long time in exile, in Siberia. There he encountered many criminals on every point of the spectrum. This book is the first he wrote as he returned. Although he masks the main character as "not himself" they are all memories and an attempt to capture what life behind bars really was like. The book is overall depressing, perfect for a gray,cold day. The audiobook is wonderful. I loved this narration most and it's a pleasure to listen to it.

Evgeniya Grande Audiobook by Onore de Balzak
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Evgeniya Grande Audiobook by Onore de Balzak

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Evgeniya Grande Author: Onore de Balzak Narrator: Evgeniy Ternovskiy Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 08-04-14 Publisher: Dmytro Strelbytskyy Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Na stranitsah romana Evgeniya Grande pered nami razvorachivaetsya kartina provintsialnogo frantsuzskogo obschestva XIX veka. V tsentre romana neprostaya i velikaya sudba zhenschinyi, umevshey chuvstvovat, lyubit, stradat, posvyaschat svoyu zhizn bez ostatka Evgenii Grande.Eto o ney pisal Igor Severyanin:U kamelka, ottayav oto lda,Myi vidim zhenschin, zhizn otdat gotovyihZa son lyubvi, i, sravnivaya novyihS ushedshimi, vsYo ischem ih sleda...Pri zapisi audioknigi ispolzovan maloizvestnyiy sovremennomu chitatelyu perevod F.M. Dostoevskogo. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Critic Reviews: Na stranitsah romana Evgeniya Grande pered nami razvorachivaetsya kartina provintsialnogo frantsuzskogo obschestva XIX veka. V tsentre romana neprostaya i velikaya sudba zhenschinyi, umevshey chuvstvovat, lyubit, stradat, posvyaschat svoyu zhizn bez ostatka Evgenii Grande. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Le Pere Goriot Audiobook by Honore de Balzac
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Le Pere Goriot Audiobook by Honore de Balzac

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Le Pere Goriot Author: Honore de Balzac Narrator: Paul Hecht Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 32 mins Language: English Release date: 01-05-07 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 126 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: At the shabby boarding house in the rue Neuve-Sainte-Geneviève, petty Madame Vauquer and her tenants wonder at the plight of the aging resident Goriot. Once a well-heeled merchant, Goriot was, at first, afforded special treatment from the Madame. But now something is clearly amiss in his financial affairs, and his increasingly tawdry appearance makes him a subject of ridicule in the household. Some think he lost in the markets, others see him as a lecherous patron of prostitutes, but one thing is clear: his selfless, complete devotion to his two daughters. As the tragedy of old Goriot is revealed, the shallow values of society come into scrutiny. Critic Reviews: "Le Père Goriot holds so much, and in proportion to what it holds is...so simple and compact, that it easily ranks among the few greatest novels we possess." (Henry James) Members Reviews: balzac rocks A first-rate introduction to Balzac, whose work I hadn't read previously. Hecht is fabulous as the creepy, seductive Vautrin. If you read only one Balzac novel, this is it. Would you listen to Le Pere Goriot again? Why? Balzac's powers of description are amazing -- and the characters are memorable. Who was your favorite character and why? Without doubt the young student Eugène de Rastignac, an attractive but misguidedly ambitious young man -- whose last name has actually entered the French language as a synonym for an opportunistic social climber -- an "arriviste." Rastignac wrestles with his own moral conscience as he manipulates people to achieve his social ends. Any additional comments? Superbly read. French emotion Wonderful ! Sly and outraged attack on aristocratic social world of Parisian society in the 19th century Superb Reading Paul Hecht brings a timeless classic to brilliant life. All of the heartbreaking tragedy and brutal cynicism of one of the greatest novels in all literature become palpable in his dramatic but restrained narration. For a classic, disappointing: bleak and humourless I'm a big fan of classic 19th c. novels, but this is the first novel by Balzac I've read. It will probably be the last. I found the story mediocre, the writing longwinded, and most of the characters uninteresting. The moral development of the law student Rastignac (sp?) is somewhat interesting as he first is corrupted by and then has his eyes opened to the true nature of 'high society.' But the interminable scenes in the last third of the novel ddepicting Goriot declaring his love for his daughters while they carry on fleecing him down to the shirt on his back simply lose interest. The reading was fine. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Modern Scholar Audiobook by Liza Knapp
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The Modern Scholar Audiobook by Liza Knapp

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Modern Scholar Subtitle: The Giants of Russian Literature: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy and Chekhov Author: Liza Knapp Narrator: Liza Knapp Format: Unabridged Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins Language: English Release date: 10-27-08 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 68 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Russian literature of the 19th century is among the richest, most profound, and most human traditions in the world. This course explores this tradition by focusing on four giants: Ivan Turgenev, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Leo Tolstoy, and Anton Chekhov. Their works had an enormous impact on Russian understanding of the human condition. And, just as importantly, these works have been one of Russia's most significant exports: Turgenev, Dostoevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov have become part of our literary heritage. And our understanding of the novel is based in large part on the masterpieces of Dostoevsky and Tolstoy, while Chekhov has defined modern notions of the short story. In this course, Knapp acquaints you with the authors, their lives and their times, and their most important works. ©2006 Liza Knapp; (P)2006 Recorded Books Members Reviews: Great lecture-very interesting! Aroused my interest, concise, interesting, and easy to follow whether or not you've read these classics. Enligthtening Excellent content and format.It has stimulated my interest in the subject sustantially.Prof. Knapp provides valuable hindsights and reading keys as well as a concise yet comprehensive description of the intellectual ,moral and political environment in which these authors created unavoidable pieces of our common culture. beautifully wrought Where does The Modern Scholar rank among all the audiobooks youve listened to so far? the final lecture of this course is a beautifully wrought, profound, discussion on, not only the uniqueness of Russian literature, but also the human condition. Dr. Knapp is a rare academic: her lectures are transcendent and provide, thru the lens of these great Russians, illuminations on what is means to be a human being. Comprehensive The lecturer does an excellent job of describing the context of the works in several ways that enrich the readers' understanding of literature by the featured authors. She describes the lives of the authors and the historical events occurring in the lives of each. In discussing their works, she shows how various sections are influenced or determined by the time written, the culture, religion, and by other literature, both Russian and European. It has left me wanting to read or reread the literature in light of what she has taught. The lecturer appears to be reading the talks rather than giving live lectures but it doesn't detract from the presentation. As I have seen in other audio books, she occasionally repeats a sentence she just said. I've always thought readers do these repetitions because they are in some way dissatisfied with how they read certain sentences & they think the first attempt will be edited out... (just MHO- I don't really know the reason.) Excellent I learned so much, really loved her treatment of these works and I will continue a long habit of reading these authors with much deeper interest and understanding. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Análisis: Corazón Diario de un niño - Edmundo de Amicis [Analysis: Heart Journal of a Child - Edmundo de Amicis] Audio Libro por Online Studio Productions
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Análisis: Corazón Diario de un niño - Edmundo de Amicis [Analysis: Heart Journal of a Child - Edmundo de Amicis] Audio Libro por Online Studio Productions

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Análisis: Corazón Diario de un niño - Edmundo de Amicis [Analysis: Heart Journal of a Child - Edmundo de Amicis] Autor: Online Studio Productions Narrador: uncredited Formato: Unabridged Duración: 54 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 05-01-15 Editor: Online Studio Productions Calificaciones: 4 de 5 de 1 votos Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: Enternecedora y vibrante, la obra está construida como un diario escolar en el cual Enrique, muchacho turinés de tercer año, anota los acontecimientos principales del año, entremezclándolos con las cartas de sus padres y con cuentos mensuales, algunos de los cuales se han hecho famosísimos, (El pequeño vigía lombardo, De los Apeninos a los Andes, El pequeño escribiente florentino, etc). Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Marcovaldo Audiobook by Italo Calvino, William Weaver - translator
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Marcovaldo Audiobook by Italo Calvino, William Weaver - translator

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Marcovaldo Subtitle: or The Seasons in the City (Translated by William Weaver) Author: Italo Calvino, William Weaver - translator Narrator: Edoardo Ballerini Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 51 mins Language: English Release date: 11-18-17 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 2 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Marcovaldo is an unskilled worker in a drab industrial city in northern Italy. He is an irrepressible dreamer and an inveterate schemer. Much to the puzzlement of his wife, his children, his boss, and his neighbors, he chases his dreams - but the results are never the expected ones. Translated by William Weaver. A Helen and Kurt Wolff Book. Members Reviews: Perfect narrator and wonderful story If you enjoy whimsical stories and short structured forms like those found in other Calvino works, you'll also probably find this delightful, as I did. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Madame Bovary Audiobook by Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary Audiobook by Gustave Flaubert

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Madame Bovary Author: Gustave Flaubert Narrator: Julie Christie Format: Unabridged Length: 14 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 11-17-15 Publisher: silksoundbooks Limited Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 7 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The refusal to settle for what life has dealt you and the consequences of trying to change it is a theme which hasn't altered much in the last 150 years, and the astonishing beauty and challenge of Madame Bovary is as electric today as it was then. Very few books have created this much outrage and adoration. The sympathetic treatment of Emma Bovary's attempts to escape the maddening boredom of being married to the wrong man, in the wrong town, with the wrong picture of her life via a series of very realistically described adulterous affairs, ensured that Gustave Flaubert had practically the whole of France involved in the hullabaloo that greeted the novel's publication in 1856. He was prosecuted for it (unsuccessfully) and then wildly fêted for it, and his establishment as one of the most popular of literary geniuses is based on it. This book, in its famous translation by Eleanor Aveling - Karl Marx's daughter - carries a warning: Madame Bovary may cause excessive emotion and great disturbance to your life. Members Reviews: Madame Bovary While initially I found the book difficult for engagement, I learned, about 3/4 of the way through, that this is a book with much to be appreciated. The characters appear flat and trivial, stereotypical, really, but this is purposeful. The characters represent ideas or modes of thought rather than human beings. Madame Bovary is Romanticism, Homais is Enlightenment, and Charles, while in many ways the most flat in regards to opinions and passions, actually appears to be the most human without an undying subscription to any one idea. If anything, Charles is the picture of naive love for Madame Bovary. So, the book has a layer beyond the plot, the battle between Romanticism and Enlightenment, and Flaubert's journey with this is intriguing and telling. Finally, Flaubert is a master of syntax and vocabulary. The sentences alone are enough to appreciate this book. Flaubert truly mastered art for art's sake. I believe he did himself proud. finds her life boring and her relationship unfulfilling and seeks fulfillment in both ... I mainly picked this book because I had seen references to the story and especially to Emma Bovary in other works so I wanted to familiarize myself with the story. It's an older work but the themes resonate today...the young woman who marries for the wrong reasons, finds her life boring and her relationship unfulfilling and seeks fulfillment in both spending beyond her and her husband's means and in extramarital affairs. And there's the mother-in-law who never really approves of her, the sleazy self-aggrandizing apothecary with whom her husband, Dr. Charles Bovary, characterized as a somewhat plodding, unimaginative fellow, spends much time, apparently oblivious to his wife's desperation. I felt it was a book that deals with the effect relationships and expectations influence the direction people take in life including, and perhaps especially, the unfortunate choices people make. a classic French soap opera I love French classics because they are so expressive and alive. This is my first Flaubert classic. Like his great contemporaries, Hugo, Dumas, Maupassant, Flauber's Madam Bovary is a magnificent French soap opera written with great style. His exquisite choice of words and style is reminiscent of one sitting down to a 10 course French cuisine.

Sodome et Gomorrhe ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 4) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust
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Sodome et Gomorrhe ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 4) Livre Audio par Marcel Proust

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Sodome et Gomorrhe ("À la recherche du temps perdu" lu par de grands acteurs 4) Auteur: Marcel Proust Narrateur: Guillaume Galienne Format: Unabridged Durée: 21 hrs and 17 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 11-06-17 Éditeur: Éditions Thélème Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Que vis-je ! Face à face, dans cette cour où ils ne s'étaient certainement jamais rencontrés (M. de Charlus ne venant à l'hôtel Guermantes que dans l'après-midi, aux heures où Jupien était à son bureau), le baron ayant soudain largement ouvert ses yeux mi-clos, regardait avec une attention extraordinaire l'ancien giletier sur le seuil de sa boutique, cependant que celui-ci, cloué subitement sur place devant M. de Charlus, enraciné comme une plante, contemplait d'un air émerveillé l'embonpoint du baron vieillissant. Cet audio est accompagné d'un document annexe se trouvant dans votre bibliothèque après achat. © Domaine public (P)2001 Éditions Thélème Avis des membres: I love it classique Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Brothers Karamazov Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator
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The Brothers Karamazov Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Brothers Karamazov Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Constance Garnett - translator Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Format: Abridged Length: 10 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 04-15-05 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 81 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Fyodor Dostoyevsky is a titanic among the world's great authors, and The Brothers Karamazov is often hailed as his finest novel. A masterpiece on many levels, it transcends the boundaries of a gripping murder mystery to become a moving account of the battle between love and hate, faith and despair, compassion and cruelty, good and evil. Members Reviews: Disappointing abridgement I find two problems with this reading of one of my favoriate books of all time. First, the reader is not to my taste. The voices adopted for Fyodor and Dmitri are particularly childish. Of course their characters are childish, but they are made to sound, by tone and inflection, like grown up children. It's annoying. More importantly, while I have not made a detailed comparison, my impression is that the abridgement was generally done at the expense of the best parts of the book: the deep thoughts and reflections of Zossima and Ivan, etc. To me, it's the philosophical thoughts in the mouths of these characters that make the story of the book matter. What seems to be here in the abridgement is mostly the story of this horribly dysfunctional family. Minus a heavior does of the philosophy and arguments about life, the read suffers greatly. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Idiot [Tantor] Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevsky
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The Idiot [Tantor] Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Idiot [Tantor] Author: Fyodor Dostoevsky Narrator: Norman Dietz Format: Unabridged Length: 26 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 01-11-11 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 79 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Just two years after completing Crime and Punishment, which explored the mind of a murderer, Fyodor Dostoevsky produced another masterpiece: The Idiot. This time the author portrays a truly beautiful soul and one of Dostoevsky's greatest characters---Prince Muishkin, a saintly, Christ-like, yet deeply human figure. The story begins when Muishkin arrives on Russian soil after a stay in a Swiss sanatorium. Scorned by St. Petersburg society as an idiot for his generosity and innocence, the prince finds himself at the center of a struggle between a rich, kept woman and a beautiful, virtuous girl, who both hope to win his affection. Unfortunately, Muishkin's very goodness seems to bring disaster to everyone he meets. The shocking denouement tragically reveals how, in a world obsessed with money, power, and sexual conquest, a sanatorium is the only place for a saint. This version of The Idiot is the translation by Eva Martin. Members Reviews: Awesome book horribly read What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? Norman Deitz ruined this great book for me. He attempts to change his voice depending on who's speaking, with miserable results. (Dostoevsky doesn't even require voice acting to be incredible, but this actually detracts greatly from the experience.I couldn't get into this great book at all (which I've read myself in the past and loved--hence the 5 stars for "Story"), couldn't last more than 15 minutes in fact, all because of the narrator. I wish I could get my money back or get another version of the same title. What didnt you like about Norman Dietzs performance? See above. Not a light novel, but certainly worthwhile Doetoevsky's writing is heavy on long conversational pieces which he uses to flesh out his characters' beliefs. This method of using long -pages long, in fact , half expository, half debate, quotations seems to be fairly common in novels from the nineteenth century and, if you like that style, then this book should please you. This type of writing can certainly be boring to a more action oriented person but, if you can look at these screeds as little windows into the characters and into Dostoevky's Russia, you will find many worthwhile gems in this book. The interplay between the characters is interesting from a psychological and a religious perspective. I found myself rooting for the Prince, for example, because he is such a sweet character, yet it is this same sweetness that causes him much needless trouble and pain. The similarities between Myshkin and Jesus are obvious and have been commented on by better analysts than myself. However, I believe that the theme of how a truly good person would fare in the "modern" world is an interesting question that the novel explores. Doestoevsky's answer and the climax of "The Idiot" is not the most personally satisfying one for me because I like the main character, but it is certainly logical and believable and gives the story depth and believability. It is certainly a commentary on what we say is good and right in others, verses what we act on, and believe, is good for ourselves Also, the narrator is outstanding. I am looking for more of his work and will likely purchase at least one more book simply to listen to him voice the characters.

Around the World in 80 Days Audiobook by Jules Verne
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Around the World in 80 Days Audiobook by Jules Verne

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Around the World in 80 Days Author: Jules Verne Narrator: Kate Petrie Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 03-11-16 Publisher: Take 2 Studios Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 42 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne is a classic novel filled with wonder and adventure. The story begins when London native Phileas Fogg attempts to win a wager by attempting to travel around the world in 80 days. Fogg accompanied by his newly hired valet, Jean Passepartout, sets off on his adventure on October 2, 1872. In order to win the bet, Fogg is expected to return at the same time on December 21st, 1872; exactly 80 days from his departure. Although Fogg has his route perfectly planned, several mishaps challenge him along the way. While in Egypt, Fogg is suspected by Detective Fix to be a bank robber because Fogg's appearance matches the general description of the criminal. Later on, Fogg realizes that he must hike an extra 50 miles to the next train because the information about the train routes he had received in London proved to be inaccurate. With the help of an elephant, Fogg and Passepartout travel the 50 miles to the next train station, but Fogg knows they are behind schedule. Racing against time, Fogg manages to rescue a damsel in distress, is arrested by Detective Fix, and yet still manages to catch the train to his next destination. Complete with a love story and a race against time, Around the World in 80 Days is a fast-paced action packed adventure that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Members Reviews: Came in great condition and on time My son loves this book. Came in great condition and on time. He is enjoying the book... reading it for a book report. Excellent book by Jules Verne... An engaging read that kept me interested from start to finish. A classic everyone sgould read...or reread. Bought it for a friend decided to purchase one for ... Bought it for a friend decided to purchase one for myself so we could discuss it. Didn't care for it I thought it a pirated version when I first looked ... I thought it a pirated version when I first looked at it. No content, no page number, even no press name. What's more, the tiny text hurt my eyes. Amazing, best story I've read Amazing wording and planing, recommend for anyone for book report or even just to read. Defiantly best book I've ever read by far. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Crime & Punishment Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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Crime & Punishment Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Crime & Punishment Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Nigel Anthony Format: Abridged Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins Language: English Release date: 07-19-12 Publisher: The Copyright Group Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Raskolnikov, a destitute and desperate former student, wanders through the slums of St Petersburg and commits a random murder without remorse or regret. He imagines himself to be a great man, a Napoleon: acting for a higher purpose beyond conventional moral law. But as he embarks on a dangerous game of cat and mouse with a suspicious police investigator, Raskolnikov is pursued by the growing voice of his conscience and finds the noose of his own guilt tightening around his neck. Only Sonya, a downtrodden prostitute, can offer the chance of redemption. Members Reviews: Very Enjoyable but - Of necessity I suppose, so many juicy details are missing. A good intro to the novel though. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Idiot Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
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The Idiot Audiobook by Fyodor Dostoyevsky

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Idiot Author: Fyodor Dostoyevsky Narrator: Michael Sheen Format: Abridged Length: 4 hrs Language: English Release date: 10-26-00 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Prince Lef Nikolayevitch Muishkin is one of the great characters in Russian literature. Is he a saint or just naive, an idealist or, as many in General Yepanchin's society feel, an 'idiot'? Certainly, his return to St. Petersburg after years in a Swiss clinic has a dramatic effect on the beautiful Aglaya, youngest of the Yepanchin daughters and on the charismatic but willful Nastasia Phillipovna. As he paints a vivid picture of Russian society, Dostoyevsky shows how principles conflict with emotions - with tragic results. Members Reviews: Good but different This is an excellently written piece but the action and appeal of it is entirely psychological, there is no "action" and its nuances obscure, but if you enjoy a complex, meditative book about people and their emotions, it is supurb. The Idiot OOOh, very very long and very slow. I gave up once,but being stubborn, I decided to finish the book although it was really quite slower than my commute:). I felt the whole book could been condensed on two disks instead of 20. Crime and Punishment was much much better Fell in love My absolute favourite book I have bought on this site. I instantly feel in love with Dostoevsky. This beauiful story is brought so evocatively to life by the brilliant, fanstastic and outstanding Michael Sheen. I personally could listen to him for hours and instantly went out and got the crime and punishment he also reads. I recommend this book to absolutely everyone!! It highlights how easily people's lives can be ruined not by other's greed, selfishness or any other vice...but by their innocence. Powerful stuff. Exceptional Classic A gantastic read taken up a notch by phenomenal voice acting of Michael Sheen. Highly recommended. Great tale narrated with passion This is a book I have been meaning to read for years, so I was pleased to see two versions of it available on Audible. I chose this verson for two reasons - the talented narrator and actor Martin Sheen who brings to sparkling life all of the books characters, I never tired of listening. My second reason was the book and its reputation as among one of the best crafted russian tale - it certainly is a well earned reputation. I wholeheartedly recommend "The Idiot" to you - enjoy. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Purgatory: From The Divine Comedy Audiobook by Dante Alighieri
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Purgatory: From The Divine Comedy Audiobook by Dante Alighieri

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Purgatory: From The Divine Comedy Author: Dante Alighieri Narrator: Heathcote Williams Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 33 mins Language: English Release date: 08-24-11 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 49 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Now of that second kingdom I shall sing where human souls are purified of sin and made worthy to ascend to Heaven Purgatory is the second part of Dantes The Divine Comedy ascending the terraces of the Mount of Purgatory inhabited by those doing penance to expiate their sins on earth. There are the proud forced to circle their terrace for aeons bent double in humility; the slothful running around crying out examples of zeal and sloth; while the lustful are purged by fire. Though less well-known than Inferno, Purgatory has inspired many writers including, in our century, Samuel Beckett, and has played a key role in literature. Members Reviews: Clear translation, excellent music The pace is a little "stately," to put it politely. But of the many versions of The Divine Comedy available on Audible, the Naxos version has the clearest translation and the best music. (Short musical segments bridge each canto.) I don't know anything about Benedict Flynn as a translator - his work appears to have been done specifically for this recording and is not available anywhere in print, as far as I know - but it is a lucid narrative, and Heathcote Williams gives each line time to sink in. Purgatory doesn't have the dramatic scenes of torture that fill Inferno, although some of the punishments are enough to make a tender-hearted listener squirm. It's a lighter place to visit than Hell: although there IS suffering to be endured, everyone who reaches its shores is assured of salvation, and Dante's relief as he encounters some of his friends there is palpable. People smile here. They sing songs and they make jokes. There is poignancy here as well. Near the end, Dante turns to speak to Virgil, only to discover that Virgil is gone: he has returned to Limbo. He is the instrument of Dante's salvation but will never experience it himself. It's impossible for me to get through this part of the story without a sense of profound injustice; but it's Dante's world and it has to be taken as it comes, at least for the duration of the poem. While the story is lucid and the images vivid, the problem anyone will have coming to this for the first time will be the thousands of allusions to classical mythology and medieval European politics. An audiobook is particularly difficult to get through in this respect: best to have some notes handy while listening (Guy Raffa's "The Complete Danteworlds" is a useful companion, but any annotated translation will do). My advice would be to take the notes lightly, though. Use them sparingly; focus on the words and emotions first. It's a dramatic poem with a spectacular conclusion. An alternative to this is the Audiobook Contractors production, with Grover Gardner reading. That uses an unusual approach to the annotation problem, weaving short glosses into the text itself. If you do that, though, come back to this one later: the mood, atmosphere, and music of this version make for a great listen. The walk with Dante will be SO Much easier! Many have told me with all the footnotes etc. Dante was not an easy read. Well, have it told to you by THIS Narrator. He is fantastic! Nicely done... Latin pronounced incorrectly is the only minor detail.

Oedipus at Colonus Audiobook by Sophocles
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Oedipus at Colonus Audiobook by Sophocles

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Oedipus at Colonus Author: Sophocles Narrator: full cast Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs Language: English Release date: 05-26-16 Publisher: Spoken Realms Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Sophocles (497 BC-406 BC), Aeschylus and Euripides formed a trio of ancient Greek tragedians whose works represent the foundation of the Western tradition of classic drama. Of the more than 100 plays written by Sophocles, seven have survived to the present day. Perhaps the most famous of these are the three which are now known as the Theban plays: Oedipus the King, Oedipus at Colonus, and Antigone. In Oedipus at Colonus, the banished king, after years of wandering, accompanied by his faithful daughter Antigone, finds himself in Athens. Receiving a warm if guarded welcome from Theseus, King of Athens, he prepares to settle himself to spend his last days in peace. However, unwelcome visitors from his tortured past continue to haunt him until the very end. Before his passing, Oedipus makes a baleful prediction of the continuing family strife which will be played out in Antigone, the final play in the series. Cast: Denis Daly as Oedipus, formerly King of Thebes; Libby Stephenson as Antigone, daughter to Oedipus; Elizabeth Klett as A Stranger, an inhabitant of Colonus; Marty Krzywonos as First Citizen/Citizens; Amanda Friday as Ismene, daughter to Oedipus; Alan Weyman as Creon, brother to Jocasta the Queen; Peter Tucker as Theseus, king of Athens; Jennifer Fournier as Polynices, son to Oedipus; Ed Humpal as a Messenger, an Athenian attending on Theseus Chorus of Theban Senators performed by Brett Downey, K G Cross, Cate Barratt, and John Burlinson Stage directions read by John Burlinson © Voices of Today 2016 Members Reviews: Oedipus at Colonus by Sophocles - A mystical threshold Sophocles was 90 years old when he wrote this play. It is a about an old man confronting his own mortality, finishing what remains of his earthly life with courage and then virtually participating directly with the gods in preparing for both death and apotheosis. It is important to be aware of the religious ritual in this play. Sophocles used the technical language of the Mystery religions; his very large audience would immediately sense Sophocles's secular use of religious elements. Or perhaps at his advanced age , so close to death himself, Sophocles was preparing for his death and sharing his objective, blessed, fearless approach with all of us. It's hard not to have such thoughts during a play which grows more serene, quiet, sincere, sacred in its last act. I associate it with Beethoven's mystical late string quartets in its intimacy and intensity. The trappings of drama seem to fall away in those closing moments when the eponymous herald describes Oedipus's disappearance; he has been taken by the gods. It's as if after suffering more grievously than any man at the hands of the gods, at the very end they stretch out those same hands and bring him into their divine community. And we are left here in the world to wonder at the mystery of things, which someday will inevitably be our mystery of departure. Masterwork the greatest testament to the experience of being human at any time and place, it burns as fiercely as ever. American Understanding This play sometimes puzzles the modern understanding. The version is written to be spoken and easily understood, yet is true to the original.

Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens Hörbuch von Johann Peter Eckermann
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Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens Hörbuch von Johann Peter Eckermann

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Gespräche mit Goethe in den letzten Jahren seines Lebens Untertitel: Erster und zweiter Teil Autor:: Johann Peter Eckermann Erzähler: Hans Jochim Schmidt Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 21 hrs and 31 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 07-29-14 Herausgeber: Vorleser Schmidt Hörbuchverlag Bewertung: 5 von 5 von 1 Stimmen Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Man kommt seinem Goethe schon sehr nahe durch diese gut 200 Tagebuchaufzeichnungen. Seinem Goethe? Dem Eckermann'schen natürlich, was Johann Peter Eckermann selbst einräumt. Trotz dieser einschränkenden Perspektive sind und bleiben die Gespräche ein unverzichtbares Dokument für das Verstehen des wohl bedeutendsten deutschen Denkers und Dichters. Übrigens: Heinrich Heine verspottete Eckermann als "Goethes Papagei", während Friedrich Nietzsche die "Gespräche" als bestes Buch des 19. Jahrhunderts bezeichnete. © Gemeinfrei (P)2014 Vorleser Schmidt Hörbuchverlag Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Watt Audiobook by Samuel Beckett
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Watt Audiobook by Samuel Beckett

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Watt Author: Samuel Beckett Narrator: Dermot Crowley Format: Unabridged Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins Language: English Release date: 12-21-16 Publisher: Ukemi Audiobooks Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 8 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Written in Roussillon during World War Two, while Samuel Beckett was hiding from the Gestapo, Watt was first published in 1953. Beckett acknowledged that this comic novel unlike any other 'has its place in the series' - those masterpieces running from Murphy to the Trilogy, Waiting for Godot and beyond. It shares their sense of a world in crisis, their profound awareness of the paradoxes of being, and their distrust of the rational universe. Watt tells the tale of Mr Knott's servant and his attempts to get to know his master. Watt's mistake is to derive the essence of his master from the accidentals of his being, and his painstakingly logical attempts to 'know' ultimately consign him to the asylum. Itself a critique of error, Watt has previously appeared in editions that are littered with mistakes, both major and minor. The new Faber edition offers for the first time a corrected text based on a scholarly appraisal of the manuscripts and textual history. Watt is at times extremely funny, bizarre, allusive and richly poetic. Though 'early' Beckett, the novel shows the author to be a remarkable virtuoso, investing plot and pace with classical, intellectual and earthy content style. Dermot Crowley proves himself a towering Beckett performer, matching clarity with flair; and with its musical surprises (arranged and conducted by Roger Marsh), the recording shows that, once again, a key Becket novel comes to life unforgettably in the audiobook medium. Members Reviews: Astonishing performance Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why? The right friend, absolutely. The performance is a work of art in its own right, and the text is so difficult, it's almost a sport to see what the narrator's going to do with it. What he does is offer this much under-represented text arguably (by me) its best medium. What did you like best about this story? Watt has some of Beckett's funniest writing, and there's a great sense of him working towards the inimitable trilogy. The performance here makes sense of the oceans of patterned text when you read it in hard copy, and Crowley brings fantastic light and shade to aid comprehension of the incomprehensible. Have you listened to any of Dermot Crowleys other performances? How does this one compare? I listened to Dermot Crowley on Molloy, so I bought this one with confidence. His performance in Watt is comparable in excellence, but much more of a tour de force, because the text is even more difficult. He utterly brings it to life. Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting? No, I wanted to take it all in in 'movements' -- it evolves and develops in the manner of classical music. Any additional comments? I'm so pleased to hear Crowley unleashed on Beckett again -- I'll certainly listen out for more from him. Perfect Narration If you could sum up Watt in three words, what would they be? A difficult novel to read made easy by listening to it. What other book might you compare Watt to, and why? Murphy and How It Is. They are all challenging books to read and these audio recordings really open out the text. Any additional comments? I would like to hear some of Beckett's later novels and short prose on Audible. For instance Ill Seen Ill Said, Company, Worstward Ho! and The Lost Ones. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Madame Bovary Livre Audio par Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary Livre Audio par Gustave Flaubert

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Madame Bovary Auteur: Gustave Flaubert Narrateur: Alain Lawrence Format: Unabridged Durée: 14 hrs and 14 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 07-03-15 Éditeur: Sixtrid Evaluation: 4.5 sur 5 sur 16 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Issue de la bourgeoisie, Emma Bovary est élevée dans un couvent, où elle fera son "éducation sentimentale" en lisant les œuvres romantiques à la mode. Son mari, Charles Bovary, ne ressemble en rien aux amants mystérieux et délicats de ses lectures : c'est un officier de santé qui exerce dans un village normand où Emma, confrontée à la réalité de la vie quotidienne, va peu à peu perdre pied. L'interprétation magistrale d'Alain Lawrence magnifie cette œuvre intemporelle. © Domaine public (P)2011 Sixtrid SAS Avis des membres: Excellent book As a French native, I found the performance outstanding. The reader can pass all the emotions of the book through his voice acting. Great job! As for the book, it is a classic of French litterature. About boredom and dissatisfaction. Madame Bovary's character feels incredibly real. Classic Tale This audiobook version of Madame Bovary is a classic tale expertly narrated by Alain Lawrence. I highly recommend it. Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Cousin Bette Audiobook by Honore de Balzac
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Cousin Bette Audiobook by Honore de Balzac

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Cousin Bette Author: Honore de Balzac Narrator: Johanna Ward Format: Unabridged Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins Language: English Release date: 11-22-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 139 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Balzac described Cousin Bette as one of his "scenes of Parisian life", and it is certainly that. It offers us a hypnotic vision of that infinitely varied city during the bright, vital, scandalous, and sexually untrammeled era of King Louis-Philippe. The courtesans, swindlers, bankers, artists, murderers, detectives, and saints populating this world pass before us invested with a verve and vividness unsurpassed in the history of the novel. Members Reviews: Narrator! This is a delightful, witty, scathingly ironic novel of 18th century Paris. Joanna Ward raises it to even greater heights -- she is simply a wonderful narrator. Mesmerizing This book falls into the category of "can't put it down." I found it to be fascinating and captivating, all of the characters are rich. I found that I had to really listen and pay attention, especially in the beginning, but once I was hooked it was most rewarding. The narrator does an exceptional job. You will think about this story even when you are not listening to it. Great reader Johanna Ward is a suberb reader. Excellent I loved this book. it was very modern despite being an old book. It actually reminded me alot of Anna Karinena I would recommend his book to any one. The narrator was excellent too. Pre-code scandlous fun A fine example of inspired professional writing. I read this book after it was mentioned in Prose's reading like a writer...and I was not disappointed. The style of writing is while florid, still engaging and accessible. The number of French clich?s is a delight to the student of language, but having a basic command of French and Paris will make the book all the more enjoying. I recommend this book as the audio backdrop for a 2 week vacation in Paris. But, I warn the naive or moralistic that this book can be quite shocking...although never pornographic. Rich complex, although often cartoonish character studies. Good emotional insights, and many tragic insights on the struggles of the un-attractive vs the favored and the transitory nature of both. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Der Prozess Hörbuch von Franz Kafka
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Der Prozess Hörbuch von Franz Kafka

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Der Prozess Autor:: Franz Kafka Erzähler: Erich Räuker Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 8 hrs and 11 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 01-29-09 Herausgeber: Audible Studios Bewertung: 4.5 von 5 von 11 Stimmen Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: >> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung ist ausschließlich im Download erhältlich. Der Autor: Franz Kafka, 1883 bis 1924, wurde als Sohn eines jüdischen Kaufmanns in Prag geboren. Er studierte zunächst kurze Zeit Germanistik, anschließend Jura. Nach der Promotion zum Dr. jur. ging er 1908 als Jurist zur "Arbeiter-Unfall-Versicherungs-Anstalt", wo er bis zu seiner Pensionierung im Jahre 1922 blieb. Ende 1917 erlitt Franz Kafka einen Blutsturz, es war der Beginn einer Tuberkulose, an der er einige Jahre später starb. Zum größeren Teil wurden Kafkas Werke erst nach seinem Tod von Max Brod, einem Schriftstellerkollegen und engen Freund, veröffentlicht. Sie übten bleibenden Einfluss auf die Weltliteratur des 20. Jahrhunderts aus. Mitglieder Bewertungen: An absolute classic! This is where the term Kafkaesque comes from. If you can read German, don't settle for an English translation. Kafka is notoriously difficult to translate; he often used words or sentences that were deliberately ambiguous or vague to leave the reader with a heightend sense of uncertainty. This technique and others are lost in translation. You will appreciate his work much more in the language it was written in. If you don't know what the book is about, see the reviews of the many translations, such asThe Trial. Anguishing tale that relates closely to our modern society Dark and frightening, this book is truly a masterpiece. The way Kafka writes, the choice of words brings K's helpless situation to the reader, leaving a feeling of desolation. The penultimate chapter, which brings the parable "Before the Law", is a fine work in itself. The text, I believe, is more relevant than ever. Five Stars Great copy and received it promptly. Five Stars a great book by a great writer - and a pleasure to read it in the original Great book Der Prozess is a great book. To read it in german is great. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Araby Audiobook by James Joyce
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Araby Audiobook by James Joyce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Araby Author: James Joyce Narrator: Jim Killavey Format: Unabridged Length: 14 mins Language: English Release date: 03-05-08 Publisher: Jimcin Recordings Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 22 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: "Araby" is one of the stories from Joyce's masterpiece, The Dubliners. As is the case with all the stories in the book, it culminates in an "epiphany". © and (P)1990 Jimcin Recordings Members Reviews: Evocative Short Story with Good Narration This is a superior short story by Joyce. It is evocative of the life and feelings of the young man protagonist. The characters are very pleasant. The narration was very good, but I could deal with a little more Irish accent. In the most quickly read sections the narrator falls into the rhythm of the writing, but when the reader slows down the rhythm becomes suppressed. Still a great story with very good narration, well worth the 95 cents. great short story I loved it and there are so many hidden meanings. Especially with the word light. I suggest underlining the word light and going back to see what it may mean. Araby What did you like about this audiobook? Listening instead of ready, not as much time used. Clear audio and ease of use. How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter? Imagination made the book come alive as you listen to the speaker read. Enjoyed being able to imagine as the speaker read the words. Does the author present information in a way that is interesting and insightful, and if so, how does he achieve this? Very much so, I am satisfied with the clear speaking voice of the presenter. What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance? Nothing, very clear speaking voice. Do you have any additional comments? Enjoyed the book very much. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Beau Geste Audiobook by P.C. Wren
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Beau Geste Audiobook by P.C. Wren

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Beau Geste Author: P.C. Wren Narrator: Geoffrey Howard Format: Unabridged Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 03-22-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 116 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Beau Geste is the world-famous novel of suspense and adventure, love and glory, courage, and treachery. It is the thrilling story of three men who braved the hellish brutality and ruthless savagery of the French Foreign Legion to protect the honor of a woman they loved more than their lives. Members Reviews: Definitely a classic. I have concluded that there is a reason why classic books are classics. Beau Geste is a great story, with adventure, mystery, and a smattering of romance. I was expecting a desert war story, but got what turned out to be mostly a mystery. This book is extremely well read and the audio quality is also excellent. I highly recommend it. Intriguing, wonderful tale, very well told. To start off, the narration of this work is among the very best I have heard. It is stellar. The story itself is marvelous. One of those stories that truly transports you to another place and time; in this case, in the hot deserts of African and among the French Foreign Legion. Having never read the novel, it was a total delight to come across such a fine work of story telling. If you like adventure stories and rich prose, you will like this book very much. Pleasantly surprised I did not know anything about this book other than I had heard the name. I was pleasantly surprised by the story, fascinated by the narrative and interested by the author's approach to logical dilemas. Toward the end, the story was slightly slow but interesting nonetheless. It is mostly a war narrative with some interesting characters and an underlying mystery. Perhaps not recomended for those not interested in learning more about the French Foreign Legion or reading about battles. But even in that case, the issues the characters dealt with were more about the decision making process than the fighting. The story was good but the narrator was perfection This was one of those books that I might have dismissed if not for the narrator. The story isn't all that appealing to a sixty something woman, really more the daring do for pre adolescent boy. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it and I'm glad I got it, but I can see how this book would be a male favorite. The thing that made it great for me Geoffrey Howard. I enjoyed him so much I'm back to Audible looking for other books he's narrated. outstanding one of the greatest stories you will ever want to hear... well read and perfectly written... Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Manon Lescaut Livre Audio par Abbé Prévost
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Manon Lescaut Livre Audio par Abbé Prévost

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Manon Lescaut Auteur: Abbé Prévost Narrateur: Jean-Francis Maurel Format: Unabridged Durée: 6 hrs and 17 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 05-06-13 Éditeur: Brumes de mars Evaluation: 4.5 sur 5 sur 3 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: L'action se déroule sous la Régence, période aux mœurs débridées succédant à l'austère fin de règne de Louis XIV. Le jeune chevalier des Grieux rencontre une belle adolescente : Manon Lescaut. Une passion irraisonnée naît entre ces deux très jeunes gens. Leur inconséquence et leur candide immoralité vont projeter le couple dans des aventures qui aboutiront à leur déchéance. Eduqué pour un avenir honorable, des Grieux, par passion amoureuse, ne pourra résister aux penchants licencieux de Manon. "Ils sont bien aimables, mais un petit peu fripons" dira d'eux l'une de leurs proies. En effet, les "dupés" du couple, s'ils sont libertins, n'en sont pas moins rancuniers et, pour le malheur des jeunes gens, ils sont puissants. Quels que soient leurs torts, Manon et des Grieux figurent au Panthéon des amours célèbres, aux côtés de Roméo et Juliette et de Tristan et Yseult. N.B. : L'ouvrage fut condamné au feu par le Parlement de Paris. L'auteur dit l'abbé Prévost (1697-1763) : Fils d'un procureur d'Hesdin, Prévost étudie chez les jésuites de Rouen puis alterne ses engagements entre l'armée et le séminaire. Il finit par choisir l'Eglise et prononce ses voeux à Jumièges. Il commence à écrire et, dans son comportement, use de trop de liberté : il doit s'enfuir à Londres, poursuivi par une lettre de cachet. Il continue une vie aventurière, et l'on peut penser qu'il était d'une nature assez proche des héros de son célèbre roman. L'Angleterre l'enrichit de sa culture, mais à la suite d'une mauvaise aventure, il s'enfuit en Hollande, puis revient en Angleterre. Après beaucoup de péripéties, il finit par revenir en France. Il se réconcilie avec l'Eglise et devient aumönier du Prince de Conti qui le protège. Le narrateur , comédien, animateur principal de la compagnie L'arbre Théâtre. © Domaine public (P) Brumes de mars Avis des membres: Major French classic with strong narrative drive Manon Lescaut has a tight grip as a narrative. It pulled me in like a modern page-turner, but I need to urge prospective readers that it's necessary to accept the conventions of the aristocratic 18th century society in which it transpires. Class and status are everything, and while the psychology of Manon would be suspect today, her basic motives are totally in line with the world of the 1700's. Of course she's suspect in her own world as well, but there's a difference. We feel the influence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau very strongly, and part of the suspense is looking for evidence of the nobility of soul we keep hoping for in Manon. I kept seeing it as a play, and though I don't know of any theatre version, it's a famous opera, so I ordered a DVD to see how well it works on stage. Great characters and scenes. Mostly conversations in intimate settings. not much in the way of sweeping landscapes or epic events. But none-the-less it takes you halfway around the world. One of the great French stories.

Schachnovelle Hörbuch von Stefan Zweig
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Schachnovelle Hörbuch von Stefan Zweig

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Schachnovelle Autor:: Stefan Zweig Erzähler: Hans Jürgen Stockerl Format: Unabridged Spieldauer: 2 hrs and 19 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 09-19-14 Herausgeber: Audible Studios Bewertung: 4.5 von 5 von 27 Stimmen Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Auf einer Schiffsreise von New York nach Buenos Aires kommt der Ich-Erzähler dem arroganten Schachweltmeister Mirko Czentovic erst nahe, als sich dieser bereit erklärt, gegen alle Hobbyspieler gemeinsam eine Partie zu spielen. Als diese schon verloren scheint, greift ein Dr. B. in das Spiel ein und holt gegen Czentovic noch ein Remis heraus. Durch Dr. B.s seltsames Spielfieber neugierig gemacht, will der Ich-Erzähler mehr von ihm erfahren. Daraufhin berichtet ihm Dr. B. von seiner monatelangen Einzelhaft im Wiener Gestapo-Gefängnis, wo er dem Irrewerden nur dadurch entkam, dass er aus einem entwendeten Schachbuch Meisterpartien nachspielte. Als er danach begann, gegen sich selbst zu spielen, erlitt er eine Art "Schachvergiftung", die in an den Rand des Wahnsinns brachte, aber auch seine Entlassung aus dem Gefängnis zur Folge hatte. Das Spiel gegen Czentovic war Dr. B.s erste Partie seither. Das zweite Spiel, das er allein gegen den Weltmeister spielt, gewinnt er souverän. Bei der Revanche zeigen sich allerdings wieder alle Symptome der "Schachvergiftung", woraufhin Dr. B. das Spiel abbricht und keine Schachfiguren mehr anrühren will. >> Diese ungekürzte Hörbuch-Fassung wird Ihnen exklusiv von Audible präsentiert und ist ausschließlich im Download erhältlich. © Gemeinfrei (P)2014 Audible GmbH Mitglieder Bewertungen: AMAZING This is by far the best novella I've ever listened to!! Definitely worth your time! captivating story, very well narrated. story with interesting character depictions. plot centers around a game of chess describing the players with their opposite character traits. A masterpiece of literature One of the best books I ever read/listened to, and I did it multiple times. I love the way the story picks up instantly and before you know it, the book comes to an end. A masterpiece of literature! Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Beowulf Audiobook by Stephen Mitchell
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Beowulf Audiobook by Stephen Mitchell

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Beowulf Author: Stephen Mitchell Narrator: Stephen Mitchell Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 10-24-17 Publisher: Recorded Books Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 3 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Stephen Mitchell's marvelously clear and vivid rendering recreates the robust masculine music of the original. It both hews closely to the Old English and captures its wild energy and vitality, not just as a deep "work of literature" but also as a rousing entertainment that can still stir our feelings and rivet our attention today, after more than a thousand years. This new translation - spare, sinuous, vigorous in its narration, and translucent in its poetry - makes a masterpiece accessible to everyone. Members Reviews: Great translation, weak reading Ive been looking forward to Stephen Mitchells translation of Beowulf ever since I heard it was coming. Ive enjoyed several of his other works, and this tale seemed like it was right up his alley. His version is a model of clarity and narrative drive, and he retains enough of the technical features of the original to give a sense of Anglo-Saxon poetry. Most of all he manages to convey the sadness that seems to cling to every line of the poem: a world-weariness that pervades the most exciting battle scenes. As an audiobook, it suffers from Mitchells narration. In his attempt to be clear and understated, hes managed to compress everything into the same matter-of-fact tone. Beowulf the poem includes single combat, battle sequences, meadhall celebrations, bardic songs, betrayal and grief. Mitchells text captures all of this beautifully. But Mitchells voice stays on the same (un)emotional level throughout. I plan to listen to it again, and to evaluate the translation in print. Its a worthwhile outing, but I wish it was a more dramatic audio experience. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Análisis: Más allá del bien y el mal - Friedrich Nietzsche [Analysis: Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche] Audio Libro por Online Studio Productions
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Análisis: Más allá del bien y el mal - Friedrich Nietzsche [Analysis: Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche] Audio Libro por Online Studio Productions

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: Análisis: Más allá del bien y el mal - Friedrich Nietzsche [Analysis: Beyond Good and Evil - Friedrich Nietzsche] Autor: Online Studio Productions Narrador: uncredited Formato: Unabridged Duración: 42 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 05-01-15 Editor: Online Studio Productions Calificaciones: 3 de 5 de 2 votos Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: Publicado en 1886 con su propio dinero, Nietzsche se convierte con el fragor de sus páginas en un hombre más frontal que nunca, atacando con fiereza lo que él consideraba la insipidez moral de los pensadores de su siglo, la falta de sentido crítico de los llamados -moralistas- y la pasiva aceptación de la moral heredada judeo-cristiana. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Contáctame para cualquier pregunta: inforeq17@gmail.com

Les Illusions perdues 2 Livre Audio par Honoré de Balzac
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Les Illusions perdues 2 Livre Audio par Honoré de Balzac

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Les Illusions perdues 2 Auteur: Honoré de Balzac Narrateur: Pierre-François Garel Format: Unabridged Durée: 12 hrs and 36 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 04-11-17 Éditeur: Éditions Thélème Evaluation: 4.5 sur 5 sur 3 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Inspiré à Balzac par son expérience dans l'imprimerie, Illusions perdues raconte l'échec de Lucien de Rubempré, jeune provincial épris de gloire littéraire. En contrepoint au parcours malheureux de ce "grand homme de province", alternativement héros et antihéros plein de faiblesses, l'histoire évoque les modèles de vertu que sont la famille de Lucien et le "Cénacle", cercle intellectuel de "vrais grands hommes". Les "illusions perdues" sont celles de Lucien face au monde littéraire et à sa propre destinée, mais aussi celles de sa famille envers les capacités et les qualités humaines du jeune homme. Une réflexion métaphysique sur le sens d'une société et d'une époque placées, entre cynisme et mélancolie, sous le signe de la perte et de la désillusion. © Domaine public (P)2017 Éditions Thélème Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Divine Comedy: Inferno Audiobook by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator), Dante Alighieri
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The Divine Comedy: Inferno Audiobook by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator), Dante Alighieri

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Divine Comedy: Inferno Author: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (translator), Dante Alighieri Narrator: James Langton Format: Unabridged Length: 4 hrs and 20 mins Language: English Release date: 04-29-10 Publisher: Tantor Audio Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 16 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The most famous of the three canticles that compose The Divine Comedy, "Inferno" describes Dante's descent into Hell midway through his life, with Virgil as a guide. As he descends through nine concentric circles of increasingly agonizing torture, Dante encounters doomed souls that include the pagan Aeneas, the liar Odysseus, the suicidal Cleopatra, and his own political enemies, damned for their deceit. Led by leering demons, Dante must ultimately journey with Virgil to the deepest level of all - for it is only by encountering Satan himself, in the heart of Hell, that he can truly understand the tragedy of sin. This version of the classic poem is the translation by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, the poem's first American translator. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Decameron Audiobook by Giovanni Boccaccio
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The Decameron Audiobook by Giovanni Boccaccio

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Decameron Author: Giovanni Boccaccio Narrator: Frederick Davidson Format: Unabridged Length: 30 hrs and 1 min Language: English Release date: 05-22-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 76 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: This collection of tales is set in 1348, the year of the Black Death. Florence is a dying, corrupt city, described plainly in all of its horrors. Seven ladies and three gentlemen meet in a church and decide to escape from the charnel house of reality by staying in the hills of Fiesole; there they pass the time telling stories for 10 days. They set up a working arrangement whereby each would be king or queen for a day; each day the ruler commanded a story be told following certain stipulations. Their existence is that of the enchanted medieval dreamworld: a paradise of flowers, ever-flowing fountains, shade trees, soft breezes, where all luxuries of food and drink abound. Virtue reigns along with medieval gentilesse in its finest sense. The stories they weave, however, differ from their own idyllic sojourn. They tell tales about ordinary people, tales marked by intense realism in a world where dreams and enchanted gardens have little place. Boccaccio draws on the actual geography of the region to bring the stories alive; different social classes are portrayed with their own language and clothing. Within the stories told by his 10 refugees from Florence, the satire often bites deep, Boccaccio's comic mood embracing evil and holiness alike with sympathy and tolerance. Like Chaucer, he is indulgent, exposing moral and social corruption but leaving guilty characters to condemn themselves. In its frank, open-minded treatment of flesh as flesh, its use of paradox, cynicism, and realistic handling of character, this work transcends the medieval period and, going beyond the Renaissance, takes its place as universal art. Members Reviews: difficult to hear I've tried listening to this several times. The translation, though is in an archaic form of English, and that combined with the narrator's form of reading -- which works well with other books I've heard, like Three Musketeers -- renders the language almost impossible to follow. The Decameron??? A classic selection of droll stories, gets monotonous at times but becomes a nice loooong quiet read and is interesting enough for dusty old literature. However, beware... as my title expresses; the narrator whilst reading in a nice crisp British accent puts cadence and stresses on all the wrong words, running sentences together and most annoyingly asking a question of every single line, sometimes twice in a line by using a question instead of a comma. It gets really irksome and quite nearly ruins the lyrical effect of the already difficult to follow text. Its actually the reason why I keep shutting it in exasperation and head to something easier to listen to. But the content is good and slowly I'll work through it. Sophmoric translation, good story, faitr read Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not? Interesting look into history and the lifestyles of Florence What did you like best about this story? Status of women What aspect of Frederick Davidsons performance would you have changed? Too plumby If this book were a movie would you go see it? No Any additional comments? The tramslation is the root of the problem The Decameron An incredibly poor choice of translation for an audiobook. While I'm sure the syntax is accurate to the Italian, for the modern listener, it is awkward and difficult to follow. Davidson's narration is impecable as usual but not enough to make this even remotely tolerable.

La Celestina (Spanish Edition) Audio Libro por Fernando de Rojas
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La Celestina (Spanish Edition) Audio Libro por Fernando de Rojas

Escuche este audio libro completo gratis en http://hotaudiobook.com/free Título: La Celestina (Spanish Edition) Autor: Fernando de Rojas Narrador: Lidia Ariza, Luis Del Valle Formato: Unabridged Duración: 7 hrs and 58 mins Idioma: Español Fecha de publicación: 04-21-17 Editor: Author's Republic Calificaciones: 4.5 de 5 de 3 votos Categorías: Classics, European Literature Resumen del editor: The Tragicomedy of Calisto and Melibea (Spanish: Tragicomedia de Calisto y Melibea), known in Spain as La Celestina, is a work entirely in dialogue published in 1499. It is attributed to Fernando de Rojas, a descendant of converted Jews, who practiced law and, later in life, served as an alderman of Talavera de la Reina, an important commercial center near Toledo. The book is considered to be one of the greatest works of all Spanish literature, and traditionally marks the end of medieval literature and the beginning of the literary renaissance in Spain. Although usually regarded as a novel, it is written as a continuous series of dialogues and can be taken as a play, having been staged as such and filmed. The story tells of a bachelor, Calisto, who uses the old procuress Celestina to start an affair with Melibea, an unmarried girl kept in seclusion by her parents. Though the two use the rhetoric of courtly love, sex - not marriage - is their aim. When he dies in an accident, she commits suicide. The name Celestina has become synonymous with procuress, especially an older woman used to further an illicit affair, and is a literary archetype of this character, the masculine counterpart being Pandarus. Please note: This audiobook is in Spanish. Opiniones de los miembros: Heartbreakingly beautiful tragicomedy of old Celestina and her ensemble This is the classic edition of "La Celestina" ("Tragicomedia de Calista y Melibea"). Dorothy Sherman Severin composed it in the 1960s at Harvard under the direction of Stephen Gilman, the "greatest Hispanist of his generation." It is a novel in dialogue; there have been many attempts to put it on as a play, but it never works as well as the dialogue read aloud. I remember reading parts of it in my AP Spanish class when I was 17; I was astonished at the beauty, the sexual material, and the tragedy that tore one's heart out. "Did they really know all that in 1499?" I thought, amazed (hadn't we invented sex and death in the '60s??). High classes, low classes, the brilliant, corrupt old pander Celestina who misses the days when she herself was a prostitute, beloved by men from lords to priests. Mosts of the characters meet terrible ends (including Celestina herself); the one who is left to mourn is the heartbroken father of Melibea, who finds out the hard way that the Wheel of Fortune turns to make everyone fall or jump to death. If you want it to study it might be perfect for you Same thing with another book from this publisher. I did read the comments before I took the final desicion of buying it. The true is that you have to think why you want to buy this book. If you want it to study it might be perfect for you, but if you just want to read it and analyzed it on your own is not a good choice. It is not terrible as many people were saying is just not the right want for me. Un gran clásico epañol Muy buen libro. Te transporta a otra época y te muestra como se vivía y como se pensaba De mis libros favoritos Otro clásico de la literatura, una historia fascinante y fácil de leer. Muy bien y muy interesante Más sencilla de leer que la versión con grafías antiguas. Pocas anotaciones para las que yo esperaba, o es que no entiendo bien el significado de [Anotada].

Ein Winter auf Mallorca Hörbuch von George Sand
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Ein Winter auf Mallorca Hörbuch von George Sand

Hören Sie sich dieses volle Hörbuch kostenlos bei http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titel: Ein Winter auf Mallorca Autor:: George Sand Erzähler: Mijou Kovacs Format: Abridged Spieldauer: 50 mins Sprache: Deutsch Veröffentlichungsdatum: 07-20-10 Herausgeber: Preiser Records Kategorien: Classics, European Literature Zusammenfassung des Herausgebers: Mijou Kovacs war in zahlreichen internationalen Film- und Fersehproduktionen vertreten. Seit einigen Jahre präsentiert Mijou Kovacs in viel besuchten Lesungen ihrem Publikum große Frauenfiguren der Literatur und der Geschichte. (s.a: www.mijoukovacs.com). Ekaterina Doubkova wurde 1977 in Woronesch (Zentralrußland) geboren Parallel zu Ihrer Klavierausbildung am berühmten St. Petersburger Konservatorium beendete sie auch Ihr Studium an der Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Wien mit ausgezeichnetem Diplomabschluß. Kontaktieren Sie mich für Fragen: inforeq17@gmail.com

Micromegas: A philosophical short story Audiobook by Voltaire
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Micromegas: A philosophical short story Audiobook by Voltaire

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Micromegas: A philosophical short story Author: Voltaire Narrator: Paul Spera Format: Unabridged Length: 41 mins Language: English Release date: 08-24-16 Publisher: Astorg Audio Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 14 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: First published in 1752, "Micromegas" is one of Voltaires best-known works. It is a tale of mordant irony, and actually the original science-fiction short story. Arriving on Earth from the star Sirius, the gigantic explorer Micromegas discovers the people of Earth, so small compared to him that he first believes that no creature this size can hope to achieve any degree of intelligence; he will soon discover the ways and thoughts of these diminutive people, who clearly have an over-inflated idea of their own importance in the universe. Voltaire's extrapolations of sun-powered interstellar flight, alien civilizations, and the two moons of Mars, are designed to make us see ourselves in a new light and laugh at what we find. ©2016 Compagnie du Savoir (P)2016 Compagnie du Savoir Members Reviews: Read firstly to enjoy and secondly to ponder As usual this work by Voltaire is peppered with an irreverent humour that transcends time and cultures. As a non-intellectual I would never consider reading Voltaire until a colleague recommended Candide to me and I was amazed at how accessible this 18th century philosopher is. This short story about two gargantuan aliens debating the meaning of life with the miniscule inhabitants of earth and is a perfect taster of the thoughts and writing style of one of mankind's greatest thinkers. This proves that a massive intellect can be anything but dry and boring. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Governmment Inspector [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Nikolay Gogol
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The Governmment Inspector [Russian Edition] Audiobook by Nikolay Gogol

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Governmment Inspector [Russian Edition] Author: Nikolay Gogol Narrator: Feodor Grigoriev, Vera Pashennaya, Olga Khorkova, Alexander Sashin-Nikolsky, Anatoly Rzhanov, Nikolay Ryzhov, Vladimir Saveliev Format: Unabridged Length: 3 hrs and 3 mins Language: English Release date: 11-06-13 Publisher: IDDK Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 1 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Sam Gogol' tak otzyvalsja o svoej rabote: V Revizore ja reshilsja sobrat' v odnu kuchu vsjo durnoe v Rossii, kakoe ja togda znal, vse nespravedlivosti, kakie delajutsja v teh mestah i v teh sluchajah, gde bol'she vsego trebuetsja ot cheloveka spravedlivosti, i za odnim razom posmejat'sja nad vsem.Scenicheskaja sud'ba p'esy slozhilas' ne srazu. Dobit'sja razreshenija na postanovku udalos' lish' posle togo, kak Zhukovskij sumel ubedit' lichno imperatora, chto v komedii net nichego neblagonadezhnogo, chto jeto tol'ko veselaja nasmeshka nad plohimi provincial'nymi chinovnikami, p'esa byla dopushhena k postanovke. Please note: This audiobook is in Russian. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

La bête humaine (Rougon-Macquart 17) Livre Audio par Émile Zola
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La bête humaine (Rougon-Macquart 17) Livre Audio par Émile Zola

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: La bête humaine (Rougon-Macquart 17) Auteur: Émile Zola Narrateur: Éric Herson-Macarel Format: Unabridged Durée: 12 hrs and 24 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 01-28-16 Éditeur: Sixtrid Evaluation: 4.5 sur 5 sur 3 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Des batignolles à Auteuil, un mécanicien de locomotive erre, le couteau à la main, hanté par une idée fixe : tuer une femme... Dans le train qui mène au Havre, un couple poignarde sauvagement un notable du régime impérial, avant de le jeter sur la voie. À la Croix-de-Maufras, lieu dit reculé, un garde-barrière empoisonne son épouse, dans l'espoir de mettre enfin la main sur son magot. La bête Humaine n'est pas seulement le grand roman ferroviaire du maître du naturalisme : c'est aussi son grand roman du crime - un Dahlia noir signé Zola, où chaque personnage semble être tour à tour le traqueur et la proie. En 1888, au moment d'entamer ce qui allait devenir l'un des volumes les plus célèbres du cycle des Rougon-Macquart, Zola écrivait : "Je voudrais quelque chose d'hallucinant, d'effroyable [...], qui reste à jamais dans la mémoire, qui donne un cauchemar à toute la France." © Domaine public (P)2016 Sixtrid SAS Avis des membres: Five Stars Quelle histoire! Vraiment captivant. great Industrial Revolution novel Suspense, violence, murder, revenge, intrigue! All this in a nineteenth century novel which reads like a contemporary soap opera script. Zola is the master. Great book Many thanks Amazon for bringing us these classics for free. It is always a pleasure reading them, and it is so convenient in my kindle. Five Stars un des meilleurs livres de Zola. La fin du roman est incontournable. Rusty College French strikes again Demonstrating my Kindle to a friend we accidentally ordered up this Zola novel about 19th century railroad sociology in France. Duh. Kept it for practice, but too many years behind me to comfortably read it in French. The movie (1935?) is, in this context, first rate, and recommended if one can find a copy. Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com

Am I Insane? Audiobook by Guy de Maupassant
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Am I Insane? Audiobook by Guy de Maupassant

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Am I Insane? Author: Guy de Maupassant Narrator: Larry Oliver Format: Unabridged Length: 8 mins Language: English Release date: 01-17-14 Publisher: Spoken Realms Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: In the decade between 1880 and 1890 Guy de Maupassant published over 300 short stories in a variety of modes, including the supernatural legend, the surprise-ending tale, and the realistic story. He also contributed to the sophistication of the horror story by pushing it even further than Edgar Allan Poe into the modern mode of psychological obsession and madness. In Am I Insane? Maupassant's focus is on how an obsession becomes so powerful that it is translated into murderous action. The narrator loves a certain woman to madness. However, he also hates her passionately, he intensely desires both to possess her and to kill her. The madness here is similar to the meaningful madness in many Poe stories; there is some basis for the narrator's jealous obsession, both figuratively in the powerful male symbolism of the horse and literally in the narcissism and autoeroticism that the womans daily rides suggest. Members Reviews: Excellent narrator! I'm glad this was quite short (only eight minutes long) as I don't think I could have listen to a whole story from this guy! I'll say though that this isn't my normal type of audiobook and I received this one free from the narrator to review. That being said the narrator did a really good job and I'd listen to more of his work! A little glimpse of crazy! Wow this was a crazy little ride! I'm not sure I want to get back into this guys brain again anytime soon! But the narrator did a good job and made the crazy very believable! Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Fathers and Sons Audiobook by Ivan Turgenev
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Fathers and Sons Audiobook by Ivan Turgenev

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Fathers and Sons Author: Ivan Turgenev Narrator: Anthony Heald Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 8 mins Language: English Release date: 06-16-11 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 9 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: One of the most controversial Russian novels ever written, Fathers and Sons dramatizes the volcanic social conflicts that divided Russia just before the revolution, pitting peasants against masters, traditionalists against intellectuals, and fathers against sons. It is also a timeless depiction of the ongoing clash between generations. When a young graduate returns home, he is accompaniedmuch to his father's and uncle's discomfortby a strange friend who does not acknowledge any authority and does not accept any principle on faith. Bazarov is a nihilist, representing the new class of young radical intelligentsia that would come to overthrow the Russian aristocracy and its values. Uncouth and forthright in his opinions, Turgenevs hero is nonetheless susceptible to love and, by that fact, doomed to unhappiness. Critic Reviews: Vividly portrays the unsettled state of Russian peasantry before the revolution. (Masterpieces of World Literature) Members Reviews: Russian Generation Gap or Families and Friends Anthony Heald's reading enhances this historically significant novel, clearly displaying age and attitude through his voice for each character. Basically this is the story of two young men visiting family and friends in Russia as social changes are upsetting the old serf-landowner system. The young men start out in a state of "causeless melancholy, known only to young people." They offend and hurt their elders who seem to admire or respect them even as the young men sneer at them for their old fashioned ways. The parents understand that "a son is a separate piece." As the story progresses, each of the young men is changed by experiencing romantic love--quite a challenge to fellows claiming to be nihilists, and each reacts differently. The characters, however, are extreme and the story is obviously geared to teach, a style which has pretty much gone out of fashion now. The author's narrator intrudes and speaks to the reader several times and summarizes the "current" life of each of the characters at the end of the book. Fantastically acted Anthony Heald is the best narrator of all the ones I've heard. He makes every narrative a feast. Wish he would narrate every book in my library Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Boule De Suif, The Necklace, and Other Stories Audiobook by Guy De Maupassant
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Boule De Suif, The Necklace, and Other Stories Audiobook by Guy De Maupassant

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Boule De Suif, The Necklace, and Other Stories Subtitle: 382 Author: Guy De Maupassant Narrator: John Pether Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 7 mins Language: English Release date: 07-31-13 Publisher: Trout Lake Media Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Guy De Maupassant is considered one of the fathers of the modern short story and one of the form's finest exponents. The story "Boule de Suif", written in 1880, is his masterpiece. A protege of Flaubert, Maupassant's stories are characterized by their economy of style and efficient, effortless dénouements. Many of the stories are set during the Franco-Prussian War of the 1870s and several describe the futility of war and the innocent civilians who, caught in the conflict, emerge changed. He authored some 300 short stories. Members Reviews: Fantastic collection of Maupassant If you are considering a collection of Maupassant short stories on Audible, you should grab this one as Audible is practically giving it away, and it contains several of Maupassant's popular stories which are selling individually for several times the price of this collection! Since the description does not tell you which stories are included, I will list them below. There are thirteen: "The Moribund" "The Gamekeeper" "The Story of a Farm Girl" "The Wreck" "Theodule Sabot's Confession" "The Necklace" "The Wrong House" "The Marquis De Fumerol" "The Trip of Le Horla" "Farewell" "The Wolf" "The Inn" "Boule de Suif" The stories are all enjoyable and interesting, ranging from fireside tales about hunting and farming and jilted lovers and poor peasants and debauched soldiers, to a few, like The Inn, that take the form of a ghost story even if no actual supernatural apparitions appear. Definitely worth reading these, and I wouldn't hesitate to try some more Maupassant. John Pether's narration is clear and cultured and a perfect English tone for this translation of Maupassant's French. I listened in awe of such a presentation. What did you like best about this story? Now I know why Somerset Maugham drew from the Well of this writer whose thoughts and language are ever surpassed and even today being continually replenished by a secret aquifer. Have you listened to any of John Pethers other performances before? How does this one compare? First time, and he was brilliant and absorbing. Any additional comments? Listen with a Burgundy and nice view. It's like traveling to a foreign but slightly fami I only read history in novels. The characters are so very compelling. I believe I learn about the thoughts and feelings of people living a long time ago. The minusha ( sp?) of daily life may tell us more than the dates of great battles. Brilliant stories decently read A fine selection of Maupassant's stories. The narrator did a good job. I would recommend this audio book. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Talisman Audiobook by Sir Walter Scott
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The Talisman Audiobook by Sir Walter Scott

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Talisman Author: Sir Walter Scott Narrator: David McCallion Format: Unabridged Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins Language: English Release date: 10-10-16 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 5 of 5 out of 16 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Talisman revolves around the Third Crusader's camp in the Holy Land whereby there exists a truce between the Christians and the Muslims. The camp, which is led by King Richard I of England (the Lion-heart) who is grievously ill, is being torn apart by tensions between rival leaders. Sir Kenneth, the Knight of the Couchant Leopard, is one of the knights who follow King Richard to the Holy Land of Jerusalem during the Crusade. He is sent on a mission to the desert far from the camp where he stumbles upon Muslim leader Salah-ed-Din Yusef ibn Ayub or Saladin disguised as a Saracen Emir and the two engage in battle whereby none of them is injured. Since a truce is in existence between the two conflicting factions, they strike up a friendship and continue their journey together. Sir Kenneth helps Saladin gain entry into the Christian camp posing as a physician and he helps cure King Richard of his ailment. The King is pleased with Kenneth and he entrusts him to guard the banner of England which he does unsuccessfully after Richard's wife Queen Berengaria distracts him with a message from Lady Edith Plantaget who the knight is infatuated with. Sir Kenneth is dishonored and only escapes execution after the Emir agrees to take him as a slave and the events that follow shape the story that is full of deceit and high handedness as King Richard struggles to maintain control of the camp while also focusing his crusade of the Holy Land. Members Reviews: Classic Scott This story is fun, romantic, and adventurous, just as you would expect from Walter Scott. I liked the characters as well. The situations were a little frivolous, so I didn't like it as well as Ivanhoe or Quentin Durward, but it was enjoyable and entertaining. This is NOT the King novel!!!! OK, Amazon has really screwed up here, or a bunch of you reviewers have. This is The Talisman by Sir Walter Scott, not that by Stephen King. Sir Walter Scott was the greatest of all Scottish novelists, who lived in the 19th century. I think that Amazon has some messed up algorithms that results in confusing one book for the other. If it is just based on title, that is pretty pathetic. I wrote this review on the page for the actual book, and I seriously doubt that the King fans did the same thing without noticing it was referencing an entirely different work. The only conclusion is that Amazon has some very lazy and flawed algorithms that paint all books that have the same title with the same brush. Regarding this book, the one by Sir Walter Scott, it takes place during the 3rd Crusade and is "high adventure" as is typical of Scott's works (though Rob Roy is still my favorite). Amazon please fix this and stop this crap which you have done for years now. Hooked on Sir Walter! A thoroughly enjoyable romance, and for historical fiction, a rather faithful depiction of the events. The Talisman - A Medieval Classic Very well written, captivating story. It really keeps you on the edge of your seat till the end. A great adventure with some romance thrown in; set in medieval times. A classic that you really should read. " If you loved Ivanhoe, as I did "...for know, that had my assailant been in very deed the Prince of Darkness, thou wert bound not the less to enter into combat with him in thy comrade's behalf." If you loved Ivanhoe, as I did, and want something similar with more Richard the Lionheart, this is it.

Madame Bovary Audiobook by Gustave Flaubert
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Madame Bovary Audiobook by Gustave Flaubert

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Madame Bovary Author: Gustave Flaubert Narrator: Glenda Jackson Format: Abridged Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins Language: English Release date: 11-20-14 Publisher: Phoenix Books Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 4 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Acclaimed British actress Glenda Jackson narrates what has been called the most important novel of its era. The character of Emma Bovary, a beautiful young woman longing to escape from her dull husband and the constrictions of bourgeois life in France is one of the most compelling figures in all literature. The story of her adulteries and financial ruin was so shocking to mid-19th-century readers that Flaubert was charged with "offenses against public morals and religion". Only Emma's doggedly faithful husband, who is seemingly oblivious to his wife's foolishness and infidelity, survives this saga of betrayal with humble dignity intact. His selflessness becomes a beacon of grace in an otherwise shameful landscape. Flaubert's style, with its elegant, sculpted sentences, and passionately observed detail, is rendered here in the classic translation by Francis Steegmuller, who has written widely on Flaubert and is the editor and translator of his letters. Members Reviews: Madame Bovary While initially I found the book difficult for engagement, I learned, about 3/4 of the way through, that this is a book with much to be appreciated. The characters appear flat and trivial, stereotypical, really, but this is purposeful. The characters represent ideas or modes of thought rather than human beings. Madame Bovary is Romanticism, Homais is Enlightenment, and Charles, while in many ways the most flat in regards to opinions and passions, actually appears to be the most human without an undying subscription to any one idea. If anything, Charles is the picture of naive love for Madame Bovary. So, the book has a layer beyond the plot, the battle between Romanticism and Enlightenment, and Flaubert's journey with this is intriguing and telling. Finally, Flaubert is a master of syntax and vocabulary. The sentences alone are enough to appreciate this book. Flaubert truly mastered art for art's sake. I believe he did himself proud. finds her life boring and her relationship unfulfilling and seeks fulfillment in both ... I mainly picked this book because I had seen references to the story and especially to Emma Bovary in other works so I wanted to familiarize myself with the story. It's an older work but the themes resonate today...the young woman who marries for the wrong reasons, finds her life boring and her relationship unfulfilling and seeks fulfillment in both spending beyond her and her husband's means and in extramarital affairs. And there's the mother-in-law who never really approves of her, the sleazy self-aggrandizing apothecary with whom her husband, Dr. Charles Bovary, characterized as a somewhat plodding, unimaginative fellow, spends much time, apparently oblivious to his wife's desperation. I felt it was a book that deals with the effect relationships and expectations influence the direction people take in life including, and perhaps especially, the unfortunate choices people make. a classic French soap opera I love French classics because they are so expressive and alive. This is my first Flaubert classic. Like his great contemporaries, Hugo, Dumas, Maupassant, Flauber's Madam Bovary is a magnificent French soap opera written with great style. His exquisite choice of words and style is reminiscent of one sitting down to a 10 course French cuisine.

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Audiobook by James Joyce
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A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Audiobook by James Joyce

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man Author: James Joyce Narrator: David McCallion Format: Unabridged Length: 8 hrs and 21 mins Language: English Release date: 05-17-16 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 4 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Stephen Dedalus, a poor boy in Ireland at the end of the 19th century, gives up everything, his family, social ties, and his church, to devote his life to his passion - writing. The novel goes through the boy's life as a student in a very strict, Catholic boarding school in Ireland, and how that upbringing shaped his childhood and family, including an intense, politically charged argument over the Christmas dinner table. The listener follows Stephen through his preteen and teenage years, growing more poor as the years go on, switching schools, and moving more than once. The novel takes the listener through significant experiences that Stephen has. The listener is with him when he has his first intimate experience and when he discovers his passion for using the art of writing in creative ways. A beautiful girl on the beach will spark a flame in Stephen to realize that love and desire should not be something to shame someone over, like he has been taught through the church. He goes on a self-fulfilling journey to cut all of his religious affiliations from his life. He is on a quest to know his own person, even though it means leaving everything else far behind. Members Reviews: Fatal flaw What didnt you like about David McCallions performance? McCallion mispronounces "Daedalus," the protagonist's family name (de-DA-lus rather than DE-da-lus). I tried but it became so annoying I gave up and purchased another version. When something so basic is wrong, you have to wonder what else is not right. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

The Gin Palace Audiobook by Emile Zola
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The Gin Palace Audiobook by Emile Zola

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: The Gin Palace Author: Emile Zola Narrator: Frederick Davidson Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 56 mins Language: English Release date: 12-07-06 Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Ratings: 3.5 of 5 out of 17 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: The Gin Palace is the 7th novel in Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle, about two branches of a French family traced through several generations. Introducing one of the most sympathetic heroines in 19th-century literature, it is also the work that made his reputation. Critic Reviews: "A born writer, marvelously gifted." (Guy de Maupassant) "The Gin Palace delighted me...full of color, movement, and life." (Anatole France) "Unsurpassable...heroically big...the intensity of her creator's vision...of the dense sordid life...is one of the great things the modern novel has been able to do." (Henry James) Members Reviews: Not the original version of Zola's book While this recording is an unabridged version of "The Gin Palace", the book of this title is a horribly abridged version of Zola's original L'Assommoir, or more recently translated as "The Drinking Den". What a disappointment!! Huge chunks of the original version are left out. Characters appear without having been introduced. References to historical events and context are eliminated. Sentences and paragraphs are collapsed in translation from the French. This is NOT Emile Zola. If only the original version could be recorded, it would be well worth the listen. dreadful narrator I loathe the voice of the narrator! he sounds very disdainful - and the translation itself is incredibly clumsy in parts - I can't believe an English person would read out something so badly translated. What a pity as i love this book. Best stick to reading the book - this audible version is very poor Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

Beowulf Audiobook by Francis Barton Gummere - translator
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Beowulf Audiobook by Francis Barton Gummere - translator

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: Beowulf Author: Francis Barton Gummere - translator Narrator: David McCallion Format: Unabridged Length: 2 hrs and 41 mins Language: English Release date: 09-02-16 Publisher: A.R.N. Publications Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 15 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: In Denmark, a very prosperous and popular ruler, King Hrothgar, has built a large mead hall and encouraged all of his soldiers to be jubilant and merry. The commotion from the festivities has greatly upset a horrible demon, Grendel, who lives in the swamp. Every night the demon terrorizes the community forcing the Danes to suffer at the hand of the beast for many years until a young Geatish warrior, Beowulf, hears of the plight King Hrothgar has endured. Beowulf agrees to kill the Grendel, as repayment of a debt owed by his father to the King, who gratefully accepts. King Hrothgar throws a feast in Beowulf's honor that is interrupted by Grendel. A battle ensues between the monster and an unarmed Beowulf who is much stronger than the beast. Beowulf rips Grendel's arm off, sending him back into the swamp to die making Beowulf a hero. Grendel's mother is the swamp hag, and upon finding her son's body, goes to the town seeking retribution. Beowulf, accompanied by soldiers, chases the creature back to the swamps where he dives into the water down to the hag's lair. He carries with him a powerful weapon forged for a giant and ends up victorious against the swamp hag. Beowulf's story goes on to describe a life where he ruled Geat for 50 years and was beloved by his people forever. Contact me for any questions: inforeq17@gmail.com

A Hero of Our Time Audiobook by Mikhail Lermontov
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A Hero of Our Time Audiobook by Mikhail Lermontov

Listen to audiobook in full for free on http://hotaudiobook.com/free Title: A Hero of Our Time Author: Mikhail Lermontov Narrator: Nicholas Boulton Format: Unabridged Length: 6 hrs and 9 mins Language: English Release date: 09-26-17 Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Ratings: 4.5 of 5 out of 6 votes Genres: Classics, European Literature Publisher's Summary: Grigori Aleksandrovich Pechorin is an enigma: arrogant, cocky, melancholic, brave, cynic, romantic, loner, socialite, soldier, free soul, and yet, victim of the world, he eludes definition and remains a mystery to those who know him. Just who is he? And what does he hope to achieve? Evolving from first person to third person, and then into a diary, A Hero of Our Time takes on a variety of forms to interrogate Pechorin's cryptic character and his unusual philosophy, providing breathtaking descriptions of the Caucasus along the way. The novel has been hailed as an influence on such writers as Dostoyevsky, Tolstoy, and Chekhov, and is a striking take on Lord Byron's "superfluous man"; it harks back to the teaching of Machiavelli, while anticipating the future work of Nietzsche. Hailed by Vladimir Nabokov as one of the greatest Russian novels, the book has been referenced in novels by Albert Camus and Ian Fleming, and films by Ingmar Bergman. Translators: J. H. Wisdom and Marr Murray Members Reviews: Story of a Byronic anti-hero As pointed out by my professor in the Russian literature in translation class that I took 40 years ago, the Russians were somewhat ahead of their time in developing the anti-hero--a main character somewhat lacking in sterling virtue. At the same time, Lemontov's book presents a parody of the romantic Byronic hero--here in the person of the young Russian officer Pechorin who is on duty in the Caucasus. Interestingly, Perchorin ascribes the feelings of uneasiness that motivate his difficult personality to the concept of "boredom" made fashionable by the British! Over the course of the novel Pechorin and his comrades are seen to interact with the volatile nationalities that we hear of in today's news including the Chechens and the Ossetians. Our reckless hero goes so far as seduce the Muslim Chechen girl Bela. It is also worth noting that Bela's brother abducted her from Pechorin's house and killed her--in what I now realize was the sort of "honor" killing that is common in tribal Muslim societies. In other adventures, contrary to Byronic type, he falls in a swoon over a girl in the smuggler-beset village of Taman. The beauty of a poet's prose Mikhail Lermontov was a poet by genius, a romantic at heart, yet by the time of his death at 26, he had already become something of a disillusioned realist. This tension between streaks in his personality is expressed openly in "A Hero of Our Time": the novel starts out as a romantic adventure beautified with most exquisite imagery, but is later transformed into a disquieting tale of manipulation and dark deeds. The setting for this novel (which is really a loosely connected string of short stories) is the wild Caucasian mountains, to which Lermontov himself had been "exiled" to fight against the fierce Chechens. After the death of Pushkin, Lermontov took it upon himself to keep the great poet's legacy alive. The authorities did not take kindly to Lermontov's endeavour, and transferred the young officer to the war zone. To 19th centrury Russian writers, the experience of the Caucasus and of 'Asiatics' in general was of tremendous value as a gauge of the value of Russian civilization.

Lettres Persanes Livre Audio par Charles Montesquieu
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Lettres Persanes Livre Audio par Charles Montesquieu

Écoutez ce livre audio dans son intégralité gratuitement sur http://hotaudiobook.com/free Titre: Lettres Persanes Auteur: Charles Montesquieu Narrateur: Jacques Perrin Format: Abridged Durée: 2 hrs and 39 mins Langue: Français Date de publication: 04-15-08 Éditeur: Frémeaux & Associés Genres: Classics, European Literature Résumé de l'éditeur: Publiées sans nom d'auteur en 1721, les Lettres persanes rencontrèrent aussitôt un considérable succès. L'ouvrage se donne comme un recueil de près de deux cents lettres : celles d'Usbek et Rica, deux "Persans" voyageant vers l'Europe et s'arrêtant à Paris. En restituant, pour le plaisir de l'écoute, la pluralité des voix, nous voudrions inviter à découvrir (ou redécouvrir) un texte qui sait aussi se faire roman. Montesquieu, observateur des mœurs et des institutions, s'efforce de les comparer suivant les variations de lieu et de temps. La liberté de ton permise par la situation décalée des principaux protagonistes, si elle divertit souvent, fait aussi réfléchir - discrètement et sans emphase. De la philosophie rendue accessible par la littérature qui, par le jeu des lettres, offre l'opportunité du théâtre sonore. Incarné par Jacques Perrin et Aurélien Recoing, entourés de 7 comédiens, le texte de Montesquieu trouve sa légitimité d'œuvre sonore. Patrick Frémeaux & Claude Colombini (p) et © 2006 - Frémeaux et Associés / Groupe Frémeaux Colombini SAS Revues par les critiques: La presse en parle "Publiées anonymement en 1721, les Lettres persanes se présentent comme un recueil de 200 lettres échangées entre Rica et Usbek, deux Persans voyageant vers l'Europe. Aussitôt, l'ouvrage rencontre un considérable succès. Aujourd'hui redécouvrir, dans la pluralité des voix, ces textes qui rendent compte des moeurs et des institutions permet d'installer une réflexion efficace sur les fondations de notre vieille Europe. Et les Lettres tirent vers la sociologie et la philosophie. Un joli voyage." Lucas Falchero, Revue des médiathèques et des collections musicales Avis des membres: Five Stars Bien bien great item! fast shipping and item as described. good value for price! Love Montesquieu... ...just wish there were more of him! This is a VERY ABRIDGED collection of Lettres Persanes. Try a different edition if you want more than a barely coherent smattering of letters. Not even worth 1 star This is a terrible copy of Les Lettres. Each letter is incorrectly numbered, there are HUGE amounts of missing letters... This was a waste of $20 because I cannot even use it for class as it's WRONG. Magnifique critique du XVIIIe siècle franais. La société franaise critiquée par Montesquieu par l'intermédiaire de deux persans en voyage à Paris, qui s'étonnent de ce qu'ils y voient dans des lettres qu'ils envoient à leurs amis et femmes... Habile manière pour critiquer son siècle sans tre ennuyé par la politique du Roi... Montesquieu brosse un tableau amusant et satirique du XVIIIe siècle, entrecoupé de lettres des femmes des persans ou des eunuques chargés de les garder pour le moins désopilentes. Contactez-moi pour toute question: inforeq17@gmail.com